ImageImageImageImageImage

Vince Carter officially retires

Moderators: Duffman100, Morris_Shatford, DG88, niQ, Rhettmatic, Patman, pbj, Alfred

User avatar
RyderMike
Veteran
Posts: 2,817
And1: 4,660
Joined: Dec 06, 2012

Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#1 » by RyderMike » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:07 pm

Read on Twitter


Image
‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‏‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎Jonas Valanciunas - The Canadian Retro Jersey King
User avatar
lolwut
Head Coach
Posts: 7,169
And1: 10,915
Joined: Jun 28, 2009
 

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#2 » by lolwut » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:13 pm

True end of an era. The last 90s player to retire.
2019-2020 FatherTracker™ - baby raptors looking to be adopted by a warm, loving family man
Image
Mad Balla 15
RealGM
Posts: 10,390
And1: 1,874
Joined: Nov 16, 2003

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#3 » by Mad Balla 15 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 pm

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/vince-carter-announces-his-retirement-looks-back-at/id1442260442?i=1000479569686

Good listen for Vince fans.

I started watching basketball as a kid because of Jordan but Vince made me fall in love with basketball. Going to miss seeing him on the court. I hope one day his jersey is retired in Toronto. Regardless for all the good and bad things that happened he was the main reason why many people like me in the Toronto area and Canada started watching and playing basketball.
User avatar
refshateRaps
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,185
And1: 6,243
Joined: Feb 08, 2014

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#4 » by refshateRaps » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 pm

He retired after he left the Raptors in my mind
Image
User avatar
vini_vidi_vici
RealGM
Posts: 14,102
And1: 14,903
Joined: Jun 29, 2006
 

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#5 » by vini_vidi_vici » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:47 pm

refshateRaps wrote:He retired after he left the Raptors in my mind


More like 2-3 months prior to leaving hah.
Image
iDRTG is terrible.
kalel123
Veteran
Posts: 2,675
And1: 1,186
Joined: Oct 19, 2004

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#6 » by kalel123 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:48 pm

Hopefully this is the last thread on the quitter.
User avatar
Tacoma
Lead Assistant
Posts: 4,742
And1: 3,124
Joined: Dec 08, 2004

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#7 » by Tacoma » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:50 pm

Hopefully, this finally stops the endless threads about Vince returning to Toronto and then the bickering between the pro- and anti-Vince crowds.
User avatar
bape_lovers
RealGM
Posts: 17,778
And1: 14,068
Joined: Oct 28, 2010
Location: 6ix side
 

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#8 » by bape_lovers » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:11 pm

wish he would wear the jersey one last time
Image

Credit to JaysRule, Detective
User avatar
carlosey
General Manager
Posts: 8,844
And1: 1,813
Joined: Jul 14, 2001

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#9 » by carlosey » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:14 pm

Respect to VC and his long career. Wish we could have seen him suit up as a Raptor once more. Look fwd to the Jersey retirement.

Hell end up in TNT eventually.
User avatar
dgr81
Veteran
Posts: 2,645
And1: 4,495
Joined: Feb 07, 2004
 

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#10 » by dgr81 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:15 pm

good riddance
DIEHARD_005
Starter
Posts: 2,277
And1: 809
Joined: Apr 25, 2007
Location: That Nasty #Northside

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#11 » by DIEHARD_005 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:24 pm

The VC hate still boggles my mind. Especially when all the stories have come out over the years clearly showing there was a lot more that we were not aware of at the time.

Personally, this is saddening for me. That final game he was supposed to play here in April would have given a lot of us who have forgiven Vince some closure, short of him actually donning a Raptors jersey again. I'm sure the organization will do something to honour him in time, but letting him have one last standing ovation for his last check in/out at the SBA would have been something special. Oh well.
beanbag
Starter
Posts: 2,493
And1: 3,381
Joined: Apr 07, 2012

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#12 » by beanbag » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:27 pm

I hope some of you never get girlfriends the way you're unable to deal with someone leaving.

Vince is a main reason for basketball blowing up in this country.
TheAlchemist
Head Coach
Posts: 7,387
And1: 7,058
Joined: Apr 06, 2010
   

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#13 » by TheAlchemist » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:30 pm

The superstar known as Kawhi Leonard has forever wiped the memory of this loser.

We won a championship, without anyone caring once about him. :D :D :D
User avatar
Raps in 4
RealGM
Posts: 46,393
And1: 32,698
Joined: Nov 01, 2008
Location: Toronto
 

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#14 » by Raps in 4 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:35 pm

We should have brought him home when we had the chance.
User avatar
v1n5anity
Lead Assistant
Posts: 4,994
And1: 2,016
Joined: Nov 02, 2003
   

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#15 » by v1n5anity » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:41 pm

The player that started the obsession with the Raps for me (check out my username, lol). Though I admit, the moment he got traded he was the player I despised the most until after a few years when he kinda became irrelevant in the league, I also lost that hate for him. Glad the city forgave him and gave him a standing ovation a few years back. Was kinda hoping to sign him to a 1 day contract and a part of me also wanted us to sign him for the playoffs (though he doesn't really offer much on the court anymore). It would've just been cool for his career to come full circle and end it with us. Would've wanted to see him with the new Raps jerseys.

Thanks Vince!
Image
gei
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,624
And1: 344
Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Location: Toronto
Contact:
   

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#16 » by gei » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:47 pm

BRING HIM HOME.

(someone had to say it)
User avatar
TheBoi10
Analyst
Posts: 3,566
And1: 5,612
Joined: Apr 13, 2018
 

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#17 » by TheBoi10 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:11 pm

Perfect way for the traitor to go out, washed and irrelevant.
User avatar
Lord Eder
General Manager
Posts: 8,796
And1: 15,096
Joined: May 30, 2004
Location: Saint-Denis
     

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#18 » by Lord Eder » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:14 pm

Like many here I’m sure, he’s the reason I fell down this rabbit hole of love for this game. I always enjoyed basketball, moreso playing than watching when I was a kid but the excitement that Vince brought on a nightly basis when he hit the scene created an appreciation for the game I didn’t necessarily have before and continues on to this day decades later.

Hate the way he left all you want, I didn’t like it either, but the impact he left on basketball in this country is undeniable.
Image
"Jerome Moiso with 2 rebounds and a steal.... Put him in the hall of fame!"
- Chuck Swirsky
User avatar
TOStateofMind
RealGM
Posts: 21,303
And1: 14,822
Joined: Jul 16, 2008
   

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#19 » by TOStateofMind » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Pretty much the reason I got into basketball and became a raps fan. Whether ppl like him or not he had an immense impact on this city and country.
Image
User avatar
akiman911
Pro Prospect
Posts: 847
And1: 729
Joined: Mar 08, 2009

Re: Vince Carter officially retires 

Post#20 » by akiman911 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Tacoma wrote:Hopefully, this finally stops the endless threads about Vince returning to Toronto and then the bickering between the pro- and anti-Vince crowds.

Bring him homeeeee as coach


Sent from my Nokia 3310 using Tapatalk
"With that shot he exceeded his 2 ppg average"
Heat announcers on Patrick McCaw (after a made 3) March 10, 2019.

Return to Toronto Raptors