There are no second acts in American life, but that may not be the same for the wonderful country of Canada.
Memphis Grizzlies reserve swingman Vince Carter returned to Toronto on Wednesday night in a game that pitted his Western Conference-leading squad against a just as game Toronto Raptors team. Carter, who played for the Raptors from 1999 until late 2004, has long been reviled by Raptors fans for more or less quitting on his team during his final season with the franchise, but that didn’t stop the team from launching a video tribute to the former All-Star prior to the game.
Because the tribute includes Vince Carter highlights, you have to watch:
Because Toronto is full of mensches, they stood up and applauded the man, and because Vince Carter does appropriate things, he broke down and cried as a result:
The Raptors went on to win a 96-92 contest, with Vince Carter coming off the bench to shoot 3-11 from the floor. Nobody will remember any of these numbers from Nov. 2014.
Everyone will remember Vince Carter’s time in Toronto. Even at its worst, it was something special.
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