Whatever perceived sins Vince Carter was guilty of in Toronto have never again manifested themselves in his long career. It’s worth asking if maybe, just maybe, Carter wasn’t the problem. Sportsnet presents Vince Carter: The re-imagination of VC, airing on Wednesday, Jan. 22. immediately following the Mavericks vs. Raptors game.
And in the latest edition of Sportsnet Magazine, Michael Grange goes one-on-one with the former Raptor, as well as all of the major players involved in Carter’s trade out of Toronto, to examine where it all went wrong and ask the question: Is it time to forgive Vince?
He had it all planned. In the 1.8 seconds after catching that Dell Curry pass, Vince Carter’s mind was racing, alive with possibilities for what would come after the shot fell. He remembers them all. If you’re a Toronto Raptors fan and you haven’t gotten over it, if you can still remember what you were thinking, hoping and dreaming, don’t feel bad. Don’t feel alone. Don’t feel the least bit silly that nearly 13 years later—an unlucky 13, as we all know—questions about what might have been and what actually came to pass linger, stuck in time. Vince Carter remembers, too.