Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 5:57 pm  |  24 responses

Videos: Vince Carter – Onto Another Chapter

New Jersey Resolution.

We hope you’re not having the same troubles we did this afternoon at the SLAM Dome. The internet was bugging out for hours. Emails weren’t opening, iChat was connecting and disconnecting as if Nearly Headless Nick from Harry Potter relocated to our modems after attending the recent New York premiere. We’re back online now, and being able to stream video never felt so good.

So there’s no doubt about it — Max Frishberg is a corporal in the Vince Carter military. And now couldn’t be a better time to release his — in his own words — “passion project.” We follow Carter’s 11th season, as Vince turns back the clock at some points, taking a clear leadership role on a very young Nets team. He’s old, he’s not as explosive, he’s shooting more, yet there’s still plenty of glimmers of the Vince Carter of old. In many ways, the ’08-09 season was a perfect way to finish the prime years of his career. He became less of a highlight factory and more of a team player. Watch the first two videoes, and you’ll know what we’re talking about. Words really shouldn’t be used to do this piece justice.

Then we get to the final video of the trio — the resolution of “The Resolution,” if you will. We see Carter progress as a player but decline as human pogo stick. The highlights from ages 27 to 32 are still plentiful, albeit poorly viewed in the perpetually empty IZOD Center. The second chapter in Vince Carter’s career comes to a close with the recent trade to Orlando.

If you think Vinsanity’s time as a Net lacks flavor and success compared to his years in Toronto, you’d be right. But it’s not like Carter went completely away, either. He grew into a complete basketball player in Jersey and he’s taking his belongs from out the marshlands and going back home.

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  • Joe

    awesome stuff. Alway was a fan of maxamillion711

  • Joe

    oh btw, FIRST

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    vince, the forgotten one. orlando is dangerous, even more so than last season.

  • Rusty

    VC needs to check that receding hairline!

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/42594-Hoops4life- Overtime

    Awesome videos. The man is, was, and forever shall be one of my all-time favourites. Last year really was probably the best overall.

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    Carter is perfect as a second-in-command guy on a team. He’s shown that he’s not a “franchise player” but he is a very underrated player who should be perfect for Orlando.

  • Prison Mike

    Finally, I get to see Kobe vs Vince for the NBA Championship.

  • Prison Mike

    I twould have been nice if Kobe did go to Duke. Thos would have been some ESPN classics between Duke and UNC.

  • Karl Hungus

    great job max

  • Tdot

    I just wish I lived in New Jersey instead of Toronto, everyone here treats him like shi!t even though deep down we all know he’s the best we ever had. He deserves fans like the ones in NJ.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Jeff Fox: You mean attitude-wise? Because talent and skill-wise, he had the potential to be an all-time great. He had the potential to be a franchise player… Of course, that went out the window after his many injuries and his departure from Toronto.

  • NJ4Life

    @Tdot: I have to say I’m thoroughly flattered Tdot. Everybody else seems to think NJ doesn’t care about the Nets. We’re sad to see Vince go, but happy he went to a contender.

  • HighRizer

    Great job max. It’s a pleasure to watch these mixes

  • jose

    wow.I forget how much vince dominated back in da day….he is defintiely HOF Material

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Vince Carter on Rik Smits. I’d seen some good dunks before, but when I saw that one on nba.com on a grainy .avi, i couldn’t stop watching it. I think I looked at that 10-second video for about 15 minutes. That highlight got me hooked on the NBA. Bought my first SLAM a couple months later (C-Webb and White Chocolate cover). AI won the scoring title that year. NBA popularity was on an all-time low that year, and that’s when I started watching.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    ahh 1999

  • goldblood24

    i wish i got to see more of vince’s new jersey days(wasnt on national tv that much) but now my boi is with someone who can make alot of noise, rooting 4 ya vince.

  • Clockwork

    Really cool video, hope he has a great season in Orlando

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    Teddy, I meant that Pippen was always a better all-around player than Vince. That being said Vince is a very underrated passer and a decent defender.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Vince could have been on Kobe’s level as he League’s best player if he’d tried as hard as Kobe.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    same caliber talent, much lower caliber competitiveness and dedication. There’s your difference between the two. I truly believe that Vince Carter has played all his career on talent alone. It’s gotten him pretty far, I guess.

  • Jay

    VC might not have had even a fourth of the amount of highlights he did in Toronto but it’s not like he completely dropped off. One of the best dunks of his career happened when he had New Jersey written across his chest when he went up and dropped it on Zo. Vinsanity will never go away. He’s the 2000′s King of the Dunk.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Just wanna say that I only just now got a chance to watch these, and they gave me goosebumps. Maxamillian711 is the sh*t

  • Kadir D

    i hope VC win the ring.He deserves cuz he has much better skills than Kobe.Just a little unlucky.