With Vince Carter calling it quits on an illustrious career this week, let’s look back on his three greatest performances against the Milwaukee Bucks.
When Vince Carter announced his retirement earlier this week, there was somehow still something just a little surprising about it.
Carter is 43 years old, an age that is truly mind-blowing for an NBA player, but it’s largely a result of that incredible fact that made Carter seem like he could possibly go on even longer.
Having started out as one of the most explosive and entertaining athletes the NBA has ever seen, and establish himself as a superstar through his gift for scoring, Carter then went on to do what if not impossible has certainly always been highly improbable. He made the rare transition from being a bona fide superstar to a selfless, high-level role player.
As my colleague Jordan Treske wrote about in recent days, Carter’s incredible longevity and the variety of his career has fed into what became a rare and profound impact on players and fans around the league, including among the Milwaukee Bucks.
That was reiterated when George Hill paid tribute to his friend and former teammate on Saturday night on Instagram.
For all of the respect that Bucks players and fans may have for Carter, though, that doesn’t change the fact that he beat them many times over the years, frequently thanks to incredible individual efforts on his part.
With that in mind, let’s take a moment to look back and reflect on Carter’s three greatest performances against the Bucks over the course of his illustrious career,