Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 3:04 pm  |  14 responses

Slamadamonth, SLAM #100: Vince Carter

Sept. 25, 2000: VC dunks over Frederic Weis for all the world to witness.

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Originally published in SLAM 100

It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that, when asked, the SLAM readers and nearly all of our staff chose this dunk, Vince Carter’s complete and total emasculation of Frederic Weis, as the best Slamadamonth ever. Well, almost no one.

“Really?” Vince Carter asks. “Still?” Having just been informed of the selection, VC seems genuinely perplexed. Maybe he’s tired after hanging 34 on the Pacers in Game 5 of their first-round series, but he doesn’t seem tired. He walks over, grabs a Gatorade, and pauses. “That was, what, six years ago?”

Yes, Vince. And unless Bron jumps clear over Z in ’08—hell, even if he does—it’s likely that “He jumped over his head!” will still be getting talked about 16, 60 and 600 years from now.

Coming off the 2000 Dunk Contest, it was going to take a lot for VC to top himself. And of course, he did, clearing the hapless Weis and startling everyone who witnessed it: announcer Doug Collins (whose hair still hasn’t recovered), his seen-everything teammates and the global TV audience. And he did it in a real game, an Olympic game, no less, where the comp is supposed to be stiff. Well, Fred certainly was.

Weis himself is apparently playing quite well lately, in Spain, but we think he knows better than to try the NBA. We’re also pretty sure of which dunk he’d pick.

I picked Amar’e Stoudemire over Michael Olowokandi, but what do I know?

Russ Bengtson

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  • underdog

    Slama da all-time.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    everything about this, forever and ever

  • Blarmac

    They actually still call it The Dunk of Death over there.

  • don

    i’m going to tell my grandson that this actually happened…and hopefully youtube would still be around by then.

  • Dfrance

    Simply put, the greatest dunk of all time.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i cannot escape that Mike Tyson / Vince Carter mashup once i press play.

  • Mike Gilbert

    I still like this one better. Mostly just because Ralph Lawler is such a bitter homer it’s hysterical

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that is awesome, i never knew that they called it that in the first place

  • Dfrance

    Lawler is absolutely awful. lol. That might be the best alley oop of all time because the pass was soooo bad. It would have landed at the top of the key if Vince wasn’t Vince. lol

  • OTB

    I was lucky enough to watch almost every Raptors game from VC’s first three seasons growing up. The guy was something else in his younger days – literally every game there was at least one eye-popping dunk or play. Our city had a different electricity about it then that still hasn’t been duplicated since VC left. I hope the Raptors retire his jersey despite everything.

  • LLC#12
  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    *Greatest Dunker of all time.

  • Rnz

    VC to me is the greatest dunker, period….slam dunk contest, in game, doesnt matter…greatest.dunker.ever

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