‘Miracle on the Hudson’, Live from Vince Carter’s Apartment

by January 16, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

Unless you’re one of those folks who happen to live in a cave with no access to the rest of the world, you’re well aware of the incredible plane-crash story (where everyone aboard the jet survived) out of New York City yesterday.

Vince Carter – who doesn’t live in a cave – saw the whole thing; in fact, dude had a better view of the action that most.

From the Star-Ledger:

“I was just sitting there, looking out the window — dead even where the plane hit,” Carter said before tipoff Thursday night, still incredulous over the US Airways crash he saw hours earlier. That in itself was unexpected: The Nets star is usually napping at that time of day.

“No, I was up — I was just sitting in the bedroom, and…I thought I was watching TV. It landed like it was a movie. It hit like nose first, and you could (hear) the impact. Couldn’t believe it. Just couldn’t believe it.”

Vince, however, could not rescue the Nets later in the day, as New Jersey dropped a home game to visiting Portland, their second loss in a row.