Treat yourself to the NBA's new Vince Carter dunk mixtape

Fair warning to all those NBA players posterized by the great Vince Carter: You might want to look away. With the All-Star game in Toronto this weekend, the NBA released a mixtape of the ex-Raptor's high-flying antics on Tuesday. Worth stressing: The video only features jams from his time in Toronto.  It's funny how that rim looks like it was lowered to 8 feet when Carter takes...
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Vince Carter x Toronto Raptors Ultimate Dunk Mixtape

A photo posted by hoopedup (@hoopedup) on Jan 26, 2016 at 8:03am PST In a salute to one of the best dunkers we will ever see in our lifetime. The league looks back to the days when Vince Carter aka Air Canada was with the Toronto Raptors putting Canada on the basketball map one spectacular dunk at a time. With this epic 4-minute video featuring some of his best jams....
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Vince Carter best highlights from Toronto Raptors career mixtape

Before the Toronto Raptors had stars like Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, Vince Carter was their brightest star and known for his incredible slam dunks. During his time with the Raptors, Carter averaged over twenty-three points, grabbed over five rebounds, and dished out three assists. Check out some of his best moments in the below compilation: ***Carter Raptors Mixtape [NBA] Carter...
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Vince Carter Raptors Mix Tape Released By NBA Is Absolutely Epic (Video)

Goodness gracious, could Vince Carter fly in his earlier days. The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is just around the corner, and for any sports fan who saw Carter in his prime, Carter is the first thing you think of when you start thinking about the dunk contest. Carter’s performance in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest is an all-timer, arguably the greatest dunk contest performance ever. But...
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Bring Back The Dunk Contest

On February 13, 2000, NBA history would be changed forever. A 23-year old Vince Carter would take center stage under the bright lights at Oakland Arena and go on to shock the basketball world. The setting was the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and the victor was Vince.Between the two rounds, Carter had amassed a score of 198 out of a possible 200. It was however, two particular dunks that...
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Knicks fan flops, gets ejected after courtside run-in with Vince Carter

Players will occasionally flop during games to fool the officials into blowing the whistle in their favor. But when a fan sitting in a courtside seat exaggerates some incidental contact, something far more nefarious is in play.That's what went down in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies' win over the Knicks on Friday, when Vince Carter found himself running through the front row...
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VC is getting the Kobe treatment, but has mind set on very rare 40-20

It's been a little weird for the Memphis Grizzlies' grizzled veteran Vince Carter, who has been noticing that opposing players and fans on the road have been giving him something of the Kobe Bryant retirement tour treatment.After all, Carter turned 39 last month, he's in his 18th season and his role has diminished to the point that one of the game's greatest scorers and dunk artists...
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Vince Carter Has No Plans To Retire

Vince Carter plans on playing next season and beyond. Carter is currently in his 18th NBA season at the age of 39. "For sure," Carter said. "Did I say I was retiring? I'm very thankful for (the recognition on the road). Don't get me wrong. But I plan on coming back. I just go year to year at this point. I don't put a timetable on it. I don't want to say two years and then everybody...
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Pelicans fall flat in fourth quarter of loss to Grizzlies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Zach Randolph had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-95 on Monday night, marking the Grizzlies' 10th victory in 12 games. Jeff Green scored 24 points for Memphis, and Vince Carter added 13, including a pair of back-breaking 3s in the last three minutes. Anthony Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost...
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Randolph, Green lead Grizzlies past Pelicans, 110-95

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Zach Randolph had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-95 on Monday night, marking the Grizzlies' 10th victory in 12 games. Jeff Green scored 24 points for Memphis, and Vince Carter added 13, including a pair of back-breaking 3s in the last three minutes. Anthony Davis had 23 points for the Pelicans, who lost for just the third...
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Congratulations, DeMar DeRozan! Named an NBA All-Star for Toronto 2016!

DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors: NBA All-Star Guard (Reserve), NBA Eastern Conference, 2016 Raptors fans were anxiously waiting for the coaches selection announcement of the NBA All-Star Reserves for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game being hosted on home soil, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for the first time in NBA history! DeMar DeRozan was selected as an NBA All-Star for the second time in...
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WATCH: Awesome Vince Carter Video Will Make you Appreciate His Greatness

Some basketball fans might not know that Vince Carter still plays in the NBA. But the  39-year-old former All-Star is still getting close to 13 minutes a game with the Memphis Grizzlies. The NBA recently posted a video of Carter in his prime, when he was among the best players in the league, helping fans remember the man who sparked "Vinsanity." WATCH: Vince Carter Still Has Nasty...
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Let's celebrate Vince Carter's birthday the right way

It's been a few years removed, but it'd be silly to forget what Vince Carter was like before the Memphis or Dallas days. Heck, before even the Phoenix or Orlando ones. Raptors Vince Carter and the early stages of Nets Vince Carter were like nothing we've ever seen. His athleticism was unprecedented around the league. His dunks were an event. Everyone had a favorite, from players...
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Vince Carter Half Man, Half Amazing Illustration

Toronto Raptors legend Vince Carter aka Half-Man, Half-Amazing the best dunker of all-time illustrated by Hyperthree Ye from China. The post Vince Carter Half Man, Half Amazing Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Raptors look to tie franchise win streak set in 2001-2002 season

Tonight, the Toronto Raptors host the Washington Wizards, and Toronto is looking to tie their franchise record of nine straight wins. With the Toronto Raptors currently on an eight game winning streak, which is the second longest winning streak in franchise history, I thought I’d take a look at Raptors’ longest winning streak of nine games achieved in the 2001-2002 season, and...
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Thunder's seven-game win streak snapped in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's seven-game winning streak with a 116-106 victory Sunday night. Kevin Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, but Oklahoma City never led in the game that was delayed four hours by the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow...
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Toronto is still in love with Celtics' Johnson

Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson was a little surprised by the reaction Air Canada Centre gave him before, during and after Wednesday night's game. These are the same people who booed Vince Carter and Chris Bosh for years and years and years. But for Johnson they cheered. Here's more, including Johnson's reaction, from The Boston Herald:In his first season with the Celtics, Johnson...
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NBA shines spotlight, pays tribute on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday (Jan. 18) is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the NBA is fully embracing the national holiday. There is a full slate of games, including a host of matinee contests, and the league has also prominently highlighted the holiday on social media. NBA players reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy! #MLKDay2016 — NBA (@NBA) January 18, 2016...
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Harden scores 25 to lead Rockets past Grizzlies, 107-91

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) James Harden scored 25 points, Dwight Howard added 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 107-91 on Tuesday night. Terrence Jones finished with 20 points for Houston, 10 in the fourth quarter when the Rockets pulled away to win their fourth straight. The Rockets broke open an 83-all game to eventually lead by 18 down the...
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Vince Carter turned back the clock for this posterizing jam

We all know Vince Carter used to be a great dunker. It's hard to find a 38-year-old who can still throw down with authority, though. So, as the days of Vinsanity have stuck firmly in the past, we've sat and watched Carter become a more perimeter-oriented player—except for every once in a while when he turns into VINCE CARTER, like he did during Sunday's victory over the Celtics...
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QUIZ: Name every NBA Rookie of the Year

Can you name the 66 NBA Rookies of the Year since the award was first given out? An asterisk (*) denotes a season when two players won the honors.
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Blazers' Henderson throws down vicious reverse jam

Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson's inconsistency is eating away at him. The 28-year-old is in the final year of his contract, and realizes his play this season is a pretty big (and monetarily-relevant) deal.Steady play will make him more appealing on the open market this summer. What also helps? Driving baseline and looking like a young Vince Carter. That's useful:Henderson...
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Power Rankings the best NBA blocks worth remembering, or forgetting, this season

Every week at The Comeback we look to rank some of the best players, shots, games and teams in the NBA. With 2015 coming to a close, most people look forward to the new year for something positive, but in most cases, let’s be honest, those hopes and resolutions come from wanting to forget something bad that happened in the current year. With that, we thought we’d rank the best...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter turns back time with one-handed slam vs Lakers (Video)

Vince Carter briefly turned back time with a one-handed slam dunk during the second quarter of Sunday night's game against the L.A. Lakers. Carter made it look easy as he drove in from the three point line and threw it down without any Laker defenders getting in his way. The basket accounted for Carter's only points on the night as the Grizzlies beat the 112-96.H/T FTW. This post...
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Vince Carter soars for one-handed slam dunk against Lakers

There have been plenty of notable slam-dunkers in the history of basketball but one of the best has to be Memphis Grizzlies forward Vince Carter. Today, the Grizzlies faced the Los Angeles Lakers and in the second quarter of play, Carter was able to drive into the paint for the incredible one-handed slam: Vince Carter, everybody! *** Carter Slam Dunk [Memphis Grizzlies] Carter...
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