Former NBA Coach, Brian James opinionated upon Michael Jordan and Vince Carter. Everybody remembers the unbelievable dunks that Vince Carter made in his career. The 360 dunk of Vince in the slam dunk contest had some jaw dropping reactions in the crowd. Carter was an instant hit in the NBA and one of the best shooting guards for the Canadian franchise. The Toronto had signed a great prospect.
Former NBA coach Brian James recently opened up to NBA reporter Gordon Voit. James told how good Carter was and the major difference him and Michael Jordan.
He said, “He was such a great guy. The one thing I loved about him is he wanted the ball at the end of the game. And he made unbelievable fame winners.” He added, “The difference between Vince and Jordan is that Jordan is a killer. Michael would do it every night and Vince wouldn’t do it every night”.
Vince Carter – Michael Jordan comparison
Ever since Carter’s debut, he drew comparisons with the GOAT, Michael Jordan. Both played shooting guards for their teams respectively and did it effortlessly. The 2001-02 season saw an unexpected comeback of Jordan. He came up from his second retirement and was in some prime form with the Wizards. One of the most looked up to match was when Jordan faced up Vince in his prime form. Everyone expected Carter to be the successor of Jordan. But he could not make it to the best player in the league.
In the match up, Carter was unstoppable. Jordan wasn’t defensively much active and Vince took the opportunity to score multiple times on Jordan. But he stepped up in the second half giving Carter a taste of his own medicine. MJ added 21 points in the game. In the second half, Jordan started some good defense. The then 38-year-old put up defensive masterclass against young Carter and definitely showed that once a legend is always a legend.