Video: Vince Carter, at 41, makes acrobatic reverse layup
Vince Carter may not be the same player that he was during his earlier days in the NBA, but that does not mean he won’t be able to pull off some highlight plays from time to time. Already 41 years old and now in his 20th season in the league, the Sacramento Kings guard is continuing to showcase his talents on the floor, and even making some moves that will make fans think twice on what his real age is.
Such was the case on Monday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, as the former eight-time All-Star completed an acrobatic reverse layup during the second quarter. It even left the crowd inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in awe of his move which made them applaud him for it.
Vince Carter gets fancy with the reverse! 👀 pic.twitter.com/YoT4dhm0xH
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Carter signed with the Kings last summer and was seen as a move from the franchise to have a veteran locker room leader who can help in the development of their young core. However, he has been giving them more than that as he is still contributing decent numbers whenever he’s fielded in by head coach Dave Joerger, with averages of 5.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 17.6 minutes per game.
Despite his solid play on Monday night though, it wasn’t enough for the Kings to pull off the upset and rare road victory as they lost, 106-101. Vinsanity scored five points while adding seven rebounds and two steals, with Bogdan Bogdanovic leading the way for the visiting team with 19 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in the losing effort.