The eight-time All-Star reflects about Slam Dunk victory, his time with the Raptors and Canadian-born players
POSTED: Feb 14, 2016 2:04 PM ET
Vince Carter - The Interview
Tune into NBA TV Monday at 9 p.m. ET to see Vince Carter - The Interview!
NBA TV's comprehensive coverage of NBA All-Star 2016 will culminate with a primetime special -- Vince Carter: The Interview -- on Monday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. ET. Carter, an eight-time NBA All-Star and the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner, recently spoke with NBA TV's Steve Smith, his former 2000 USA Basketball teammate, in a reflective conversation covering a wide variety of topics.
During the hour-long special, Carter discusses his recollections of the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, the ups and downs of his time with the Toronto Raptors, his impact on this generation of Toronto-area born basketball players and ultimate slam dunk contestant field.
Vince Carter's Three Man Dunk Contest
In a three-man dunk contest for the ages, watch who Vince Carter chooses as his participants! Tune into NBA TV Monday at 9 p.m. ET to see Vince Carter - The Interview!
Additional outtakes from the interview:
On his slam dunk over Frederic Weis in the 2000 Sydney Olympics: "I took the first dribble, I took the second dribble and he didn't move, he didn't step towards me. I'm going for the rim and once I took off, I just remember touching his shoulder and after that, I didn't know what happened."
On the 'Vince Carter Generation' of Toronto-area born NBA players: "To hear Tristan [Thompson] say, 'Vince was our Michael Jordan of Canada,' it was like, wait a minute, there's no Michael Jordan but Michael Jordan. I'm thankful for that."
On why he didn't defend his Dunk Contest title: "I didn't want to be labeled a dunker. I'm not a career dunker, I wanted to be a career basketball player that lasts and you look up to. That wasn't me and wasn't what I wanted to accomplish."
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The network's NBA All-Star Monday primetime lineup on Feb. 15 will also feature Countdown to Vince Carter: The Interview at 8:30 p.m., hosted by Vince Cellini, a 30-minute show looking back at Carter's most notable moments, featuring interviews from 2000 Slam Dunk Contest judge and the NBA on TNT's Kenny Smith and Carter's University of North Carolina teammate Antawn Jamison. NBA TV will take a look at some of the best dunk contests of all-time with a mini marathon from 4-6 p.m. ET, featuring victories by Carter, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. The night will conclude with NBA TV's critically acclaimed Open Court at 10 p.m., featuring a cast of basketball greats taking the court in their jerseys to explain and show the defining moves of their playing days.