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 NBA’s slam dunk contest in 2000, Carter names his dunk over 7’2” center Frederic Weis of France at the 2000 Summer Olympics as his best ever.
“Gary Payton’s 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 couldn’t believe it. I’d probably say it’s the best dunk of my career. It’s 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 Month’s 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 didn’t 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 Forsberg’s 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 McDonald’s All-American Game, Tennessee star Candace Parker has the talent to revolutionize women’s basketball.