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Vince Carter Featured on SI For Kids March Cover

Vince Carter shares his thoughts with Sports Illustrated For Kids readers on his best dunks of his career in the March issue.

As the winner of the NBAs slam dunk contest in 2000, Carter names his dunk over 72 center Frederic Weis of France at the 2000 Summer Olympics as his best ever.

Gary Paytons brother had taped the game, and he showed me the dunk on his camera that night, Carter tells readers. We watched it like 11 times in a row. I couldnt believe it. Id probably say its the best dunk of my career. Its the most famous one.

Carter also tells S.I. For Kids readers what some of his favorite stuff is, including:

  • Cereal Frosted Flakes
  • Snack Food Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies
  • Subject in School Math
  • Athlete Admired as a Kid Julius Erving
  • Hobbies Reading and PS2
  • Pregame Meal Fried chicken, mac and cheese, string beans
  • Video Game Madden NFL 06
  • Possession Olympic gold medal from 2000
  • Animal Dog
  • Car Bentley GT

The March issue of Sports Illustrated For Kids with Vince Carter of the New Jersey Nets on the cover hits newsstands on Monday, February 13, with a cover price of $3.99.

Also in This Months Issue:

Feel-Good Sports Stories (page 46) Nomar Garciaparra publicly shares for the first time, his thoughts with SI For Kids on his daring rescue of two women from Boston Harbor last fall. I didnt know what I would do when I got there, he tells SI For Kids readers. It was instinct that made me run to help.

Peter the Great (page 34) Sports Illustrated For Kids takes an in-depth look at Peter Forsbergs first season with Philadelphia Flyers.

NASCAR Preview 2006 (page 37) With the start of the NASCAR season just around the corner, S.I. For Kids names the top 10 drivers for 2006, including: Carl Edwards; Jeff Gordon; Tony Stewart; Jimmie Johnson; Greg Biffle; Mark Martin; Kurt Busch; Jamie McMurray; Jeremy Mayfield; and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Ready for Takeoff (page 44) As the first woman to win the slam dunk contest at the McDonalds All-American Game, Tennessee star Candace Parker has the talent to revolutionize womens basketball.

Sports Illustrated For Kids, the first sports magazine written for kids ages 8 and up, connects with its readers through their passion for sports. The magazine offers kids the access to athletes and sports information that they want with in-depth reporting, action photography, first-person athlete accounts and other features. The magazine, books, and web site, promote positive values, good sportsmanship and the fun of reading.