Vince Carter is a professional Basketball player and is one of the most talented ones who have ever played the sport. His full name is Vincent Lamar Carter Jr. He is one of the best Dunker in the NBA and has received several awards for his achievements and performance in Basketball. He played at the small forward and shooting guard positions for his team, and in the last years of his career, he also played at the power forward.
Vince Carter has some incredible ability to dunk and leap for massive distance in the court, which earned him the nicknames such as Air Canada, Half Amazing, Half Man, etc. He played for the Golden State Warriors in NBA and later got transferred to the Toronto Raptors. He played for several teams throughout his NBA career.
Carter was born in January 1997 in Daytona Beach, Florida. His parents Vincent Carter and Michelle Carter got divorced when he was merely seven years old. Vince’s mother married twice. Carter loved to play football in High school, but a wrist injury shifted him to volleyball. He was named as the Volusia Country Player of the year as he was phenomenal in volleyball with around 24 average kills in a match.
Carter led his basketball team and brought the state title for Mainland after 56 years. Vince is considered to among the 35 greatest McDonald’s All-Americans. He played three seasons for the North Caroline Tar Heels under two different coaches in his College life.
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In the year 1998, Vince was part of the 1998 NBA draft, which was the biggest moment in his career. Golden State Warriors was the first NBA team for which Carter played. Later, he was traded to another team known as Toronto Raptors. Raptors were not a good team, but it performed amazingly after getting Carter and reached their first-ever playoffs in 2000.
Carter had offensive gameplay, which was the primary reason that he was named as ‘Air Canada.’ He averages 18.3 points and grabbed the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The Second Season brought great Fame for Carter in which he had an average of 25.7 points and carried his team to the playoffs. In 2000, Carter won the Slam Dunk Contest and marked his name in the history of the NBA.
Vince got married to Ellen Rucker on 3rd July 2004 and got divorced in the year 2006. They both have a daughter named Kai Michelle Carter. He also founded the Embassy of Hope Foundation, which works for poor children and families in Toronto, New Jersey, and Florida. He also tried his luck in the food business but didn’t get much success.
Vince Carter net worth is around a whopping $110 million. He made the most money from Endorsements as when he was at the top in his career; he made over $5 million each year from the endorsements. If we talk about his total earnings from the NBA teams he has played for, it will be around $172,046,271. He received around $18 million as salary in the 2011-12 season, which was the maximum.