Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 1:15 pm  |  25 responses

SVG: Leave Vince Carter Alone!

Somehow, I don’t think Van Gundy’s pleas will receive much consideration from the media or basketball-watching public: “After the Orlando Magic’s 109-98 win over the Indiana Pacers at Amway Arena — one that featured a 6-point Carter performance on 2-of-8 shooting – SVG said this when asked about Carter’s continued funk: ‘Look, it’s just too much scrutiny on one guy. That’s all we come in and talk about every game. ‘What did you think of Vince, what did you think of Vince?’ We played well.’ You’re right, Stan … your team played well, but let’s keep things in perspective. You just punked the 14-28 Indiana Pacers. You should play well against the Pacers. Vince Carter should play well against the Pacers, too. But don’t tell us Vince Carter is under too much scrutiny, chief.”

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  • Ken

    At least he’s standing up for his players this year.

  • rob

    true Ken.

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    @ Ken: For now…stay tuned

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    Damn, he didn’t throw anyone under the bus?! Oh, it’s VC. He’ll do it himself with his wild shot selection and piss poor defense.

  • 1morechip!

    just leave vince alone! lol did you guys hear the news if kobe and vince sign up for the dunk comp lebrone will do so aswell lol

  • ENDS

    Blue New Stan Van. Plus he never did not stick up for his players he just called em out when he neede to thats what we need in this day in age of primadonnas

  • ab_40

    ENDS don’t led dwight hear that… you’ll make him cry. what about rashard? where is he? where are the 30 point games? VC will be there come playoff time. jameer nelson will disapear.

  • Danny G

    Being from Toronto I am a firm WINCE Carter hater. The way he left our team and city really shows his true colors and I feel sorry for any city that has this disgrace of a former Tar Heel on their team.

  • http://thegoodpoint.com Sam Joynt

    And so it begins, the curse of Vince Carter. Read more about it at ://www.thegoodpoint.com/basketball/jan10/bleeding-purple-addition-by-subtraction.html

  • MikeC.

    @Danny G – At least we don’t have Chuck Swirsky any more. Vince leaving skid marks on T.O. in exchange for Swirsky leaving? I think that’s proper balance.

  • reald

    @Sam Joint u need to stop hating on vince

  • darrell

    the guy has a shoulder injury. if he was healthy everyone would still be on his jock.

  • wilz

    ur a fool MikeC. the swirsk is one of the best in the biz and 99% of Toronto fans miss him

  • http://thegoodpoint.com Sam Joynt

    @ Reald….that sounds a lot like the hilarious title of this story. Where’s Michelle Carter at during all of this? Back in the day she’d beat you to the punch to defend her son, maybe even she’s fell off the band wagon now.

  • Justin

    Anyone who thinks 99% of Toronto fans miss Chuck Swirsky is delusional. He was the worst announcer since that guy in Seattle in the 90′s. Absolutely horrible. I can’t even remember his stupid line at the end of games…something like “Break out the swiss cheese and something else (rye bread I think)grandma, this game is over”. WTF does that even mean?

  • JoeMaMa

    Sam Joynt took the words out of my mouth. Defending Vince is his mother’s job, along with feeding him Chicken Nuggets and wiping his tears away. And Swirsky was a nerd’s nerd, but he was a passionate and smart announcer and we Raptors fans do miss him a little. What’s better: “Onions, baby, onions” or Cap’n Jack’s “HELLO!”??

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    @Sam Joynt: dude, I read your analysis and I agree 100%. I’ve been saying since Vince went to Orlando that its the start of Orlando’s slow slide to mediocrity. As for Swirsky, yeah, he was a bit of a homer, but he was a classy guy and I personally miss him. His catch-phrases were corny, but he was real and considerate with fans: you could email him and he’d email back in minutes. I did that multiple times, LOL. And a friend of mine once left his phone number in an email and Chuck called back in 10 minutes saying “Lets talk hoops!”

  • chintao

    Carter’s just on cruise-control until playoff time.

  • http://lakers.com 1morechip!

    WITNESS 25000! KOBE

  • buschfiya

    Carter is and awlways will be a B with an itch….and Swirsky was way better then Matt Devlin, and..the coach…ughh both are horrible.

  • cool j

    Vince is a “pussucat” he doesn’t even love basketball.
    He once famously told the Torornto media that dunks were overrrated and that he would stop dunking games and he was not joking.He stopped driving to the basket until he was traded.
    If Vince had the “drive” to be great, like Kobe ,he would be considered today one of the best ever to play b ball!That’s coming from someone who can’t stand Kobe.

  • Kent Kanada

    we all know Vincey gets all huffy puffy and looks like he is about to cry when we criticize him like this…

    Poor poor Vincey

  • $tev3

    Sam Joynt stop making everyone read your lame article

  • Kyle

    They should have resigned Hedo who is lost in Toronto’s lineup. He was a matchup nightmare for LeBron and the Cavs. I don’t think Carter will cause so many mismatches. The guy isn’t a good ballhandler, and not a clutch shooter.

  • Hoops_Hacker

    To Justin…
    It appears from your comments, and others’ responses to those comments, that you are the one who is delusional. Chuck was great in so many ways; if you can’t even remember his catch phrases, then you don’t know enough of his work to dump on him. You are entitled to your opinion, but you are just showing your own ignorance. BTW, the phrase was “…salami and cheese.”, and he explained its origin many, many times on the air.

    As to Vince, I think he should have been docked a few million $$$ in pay when he admitted not giving 100% wimping out instead of driving to the hole. He is a class-less act and deserves every bit of negative media that comes his way, from SVG or not.