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  • Everything Wince

    This interview was posted in the Free Agency thread by KingMaxwell, but I wanted to shine a little more light on it, as he makes some great quotes throughout the interview.

    Catching Up With Vince Carter

    On possibly signing with the Raptors:
    Initially reflecting on his time with the Raptors:
    On the perception that Toronto is a bad city to play in:
    On whether he hopes to one day be Accepted by Raptors Fans:
    Vince Carter wrote:
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    What do you say guys? Water under the bridge? C'moon. C'mooooon!
    59
    Yes
    45.76%
    27
    No
    54.24%
    32

  • #2
    A trip down memory lane

    He gets what he deserves and what he deserves was determined by his actions. This many people can't be wrong and as far as I know he never apologized to the city for publicly demanding a trade and killing any leverage the club could have used to move him for as close to worth a possible. He achieved this by tanking games and faking an injury. There were even reports after one game that he told the opposing team what they were about to run in the closing minute of a close game. His actions destroyed the team for years to come. He showed a lack of professionalism, honor and integrity and for that he deserves to be heckled for as long as people feel its warranted.

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    • #3
      Strength in numbers, yes. More truth in numbers, no.

      He'll get an ovation, his last game at the acc. But, until then the boos should come louder than ever.
      If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?

      Sometimes, I like to buy a book on CD and listen to it, while reading music.

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      • #4
        I can't do it.

        He is cut from the same cloth as Carmelo Anthony in my opinion. He admittedly quit on his team and forced his way out. I can't cheer for a quitter. If he forced his way out while continuing to play hard that would be a different story but he didn't so I can't cheer for him under any circumstances..... except maybe if he donated me a kidney but then I'd cheer him as a person and not a basketball player. I'd still boo him in Toronto as long as he was wearing a basketball jersey.

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        • #5
          LBF wrote: View Post
          Strength in numbers, yes. More truth in numbers, no.

          He'll get an ovation, his last game at the acc. But, until then the boos should come louder than ever.
          Alright, well truth in facts and the numbers support the reality of what transpired.

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          • #6
            If you asked me this question earlier in the year I probably would have said Yes.. but after thinking about it some more, I'm going to have to say No.

            ... and here are 10 reasons why:

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            • #7
              I absolutely love Vince. He was my childhood hero, the first player who's name I ever knew, the first three jerseys I ever owned were his, and even after he was traded, he was my favourite player. He's the reason I ever got into basketball, and I'm sure a lot of Canadians will agree. I'm sure if you ask Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph, and Myck Kabongo who their favourite player was growing up, they'd say Vince. Hell, Kevin Durant was a Raptors fan while growing up in D.C. because of Vince. When I found out Vince was traded I practically balled my eyes out. I don't think I was old enough to understand the implications at the time, so I may be biased, but I think he is the greatest Raptor ever, and I will never boo him.

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              • #8
                planetmars wrote: View Post
                If you asked me this question earlier in the year I probably would have said Yes.. but after thinking about it some more, I'm going to have to say No.

                ... and here are 10 reasons why:

                Motherf*cker.... he can keep the kidney. I'd rather die. (just joking and I know organ transplants is probably not great joke material).


                Regarding Vince Carter, as Johnny Cash said at the end of A Boy Named Sue: "I still hate that name!"

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                • #9
                  Apollo wrote: View Post
                  He gets what he deserves and what he deserves was determined by his actions. This many people can't be wrong and as far as I know he never apologized to the city for publicly demanding a trade and killing any leverage the club could have used to move him for as close to worth a possible. He achieved this by tanking games and faking an injury. There were even reports after one game that he told the opposing team what they were about to run in the closing minute of a close game. His actions destroyed the team for years to come. He showed a lack of professionalism, honor and integrity and for that he deserves to be heckled for as long as people feel its warranted.
                  +1
                  my sentiment exactly

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                  • #10


                    Hopefully you're not Dutch.

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                    • #11
                      Apollo wrote: View Post
                      He gets what he deserves and what he deserves was determined by his actions. This many people can't be wrong and as far as I know he never apologized to the city for publicly demanding a trade and killing any leverage the club could have used to move him for as close to worth a possible. He achieved this by tanking games and faking an injury. There were even reports after one game that he told the opposing team what they were about to run in the closing minute of a close game. His actions destroyed the team for years to come. He showed a lack of professionalism, honor and integrity and for that he deserves to be heckled for as long as people feel its warranted.
                      Yep.

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                      • #12
                        Apollo wrote: View Post
                        Alright, well truth in facts and the numbers support the reality of what transpired.
                        Sure.
                        If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?

                        Sometimes, I like to buy a book on CD and listen to it, while reading music.

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                        • #13
                          I feel I am starting to forgive him. I feel his career was cursed after the Raps and never achieved a championship or success after he left. KNowing that, I think we should come to terms with each other. I was one of his biggest haters, but if he is man enough to give Toronto props, he started this whole thing, so maybe I can man up and forgive.

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                          • #14
                            Apollo wrote: View Post
                            He showed a lack of professionalism, honor and integrity and for that he deserves to be heckled for as long as people feel its warranted.
                            But I guess thats my question; how long is truly warranted? While keeping in mind everything he did do for this franchise.

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                            • #15
                              And why don't more people blame Babcock for the horrible return we got for Vince?
                              Vince didn't trade himself. He didn't set up the deal. He didn't pick who we got for him.

                              He was still Vince Carter, and any sufficiently capable GM should have been able to net a much better return.

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