Matt Barnes Names Vince Carter Most Gifted Teammate

Vince Carter will at all times be a singular determine in NBA historical past. Many followers will keep in mind his 22 yr odyssey within the NBA due to his unimaginable dunking efficiency within the 2000 Slam Dunk contest throughout All-Star weekend and his notorious “Dunk of Dying” over Frederic Weis within the 2000 Olympics.

As time has gone on, Carter’s longevity has made him a legend of the sport. One among his former teammates, Matt Barnes referred to as him probably the most gifted teammate he ever had in his profession within the NBA based mostly on the time they performed in Orlando in the course of the 2009-10 season.

What made Barnes’ assertion so shocking is as a result of he performed with Corridor of Famers like Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Allen Iverson.

Whereas it’s extensively believed that Bryant, O’Neal and Iverson had higher careers, Carter completed what only a few gamers in NBA historical past might do by adapting to the present type of play.

The previous lottery choose completed with profession averages of 16.7 factors, 4.3 rebounds and three.1 assists per recreation whereas being named to eight All-Star groups.

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