Vince Carter is a few years past his “Half-Man, Half-Amazing” dunk prolificness, but he’s still Vince Carter. This was made evident on Wednesday (Mar. 3) when the Memphis Grizzlies faced off against the Sacramento Kings. The seasoned 39-year-old NBA star gave fans a glimpse of the year 2000 as he slammed down an alley oop pass from Mario Chalmers:
Vince Carter turning back the clock! https://t.co/VqVvo3qWOe
— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 3, 2016
For the kids who are too young to remember, Carter is a NBA dunk legend. Earning the Dunk Contest title in 2000, the then Toronto Raptor delivered one of the most electrifying performances in the history of the NBA All-Star event. His famous 360 windmill is still heralded as one of the best displays of athleticism the Dunk Contest had seen until that time. He was also crowned the 1999 Rookie of the Year, and earned the nickname “Vinsanity,” which later inspired the “Linsanity” moniker for Jeremy Lin.
Relive Vince Carter’s 2000 Dunk Contest victory below: