3. Vince Carter
Vince Carter brought the Toronto Raptors the International attention of the basketball world.  “Vinsanity” went global, and he was a must watch player that made people fans of Toronto.

He also quit on the team and left in about as bad a circumstance as you could.

In between that, “VC” was a scoring and dunking machine that won famously won the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest and would average over 20 Points per Game five years in a row as well as exceeding a 20 PER over that same time frame.  Carter was a NBA Rookie of the Year and was chosen for two All-NBA Teams as a Toronto Raptor.

Recently, the Toronto fans “forgave” Carter and it is the good that is how in the future he will mostly be remembered in the North…as the man who brought basketball to Canada (even though, yes, we know a Canadian invented the game!)

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Acquired: Traded from the Golden State Warriors with Cash for Antawn Jamison 6/24/98.
  • Departed: Traded to the New Jersey Nets for Alonzo Mourning, Aaron Williams, Eric Williams, a 2005 1st Round and a 2006 1st Round Pick (which would be Joey Graham and Renaldo Balkman respectively) 12/17/04.
  • Games Played: 403
  • Per Game Averages: 37.5 MP
    .481 eFG%
    .783 FT%
    23.4 PTS
    5.2 RB
    3.9 AST
    1.3 STL
    1.0 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 21.8 PER
    .526 TS%
    22.9 VORP
    47.7 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All NBA (2000-01)
    Third Team All NBA (1999-2000)
    All Star Games (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004)
    Rookie of the Year (1998-99)
    Highest Offensive Box Plus/Minus (2000-01)
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