Kings Vote Vince Carter for Backbone Award

The future Hall of Famer wins the NBPA award for best representing “[the] heart and soul of their team.”
by Jordan Ramirez
Digital Managing Editor

Vince Carter, the 20-year NBA veteran and future Hall of Famer, contributed in ways that numbers can’t show in his first season in Sacramento.

On Wednesday, as part of the National Basketball Players Association Players' Voice Awards, Carter was awarded the Backbone Award, given to the player that best represents “[the] heart and soul of their team" and voted on by his teammates.


Carter’s influence on the Kings young roster was clear from his first day with the team. The vet was invaluable to the young guys, especially Willie Cauley-Stein, who shared his appreciation for Carter on Instagram.


Carter’s presence will forever be imprinted in the minds of players, coaches, fans and everyone he effected during his time with the Kings.

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