Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter cannot fly as high as he once could. Carter was one of the most exciting players in the league earlier in his career. He could rock the rim as well as anyone in the NBA. Now, the 36-year-old is forced to rely more on his brain than his legs to come up with a big play.
During the final seconds of the first half in the Mavs’ loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, Carter appeared to fake an injury to spring himself free for a dunk. Golden State’s Harrison Barnes looked like he was keeping tabs on Carter until he noticed that Vince was wincing and grabbing his leg in the corner. Before Barnes knew it, Carter was blowing behind him for the dunk.
We have heard of players faking injuries on the football field to slow the pace of the game or stop an offensive attack, but this is a new one. When you have been playing in the NBA for 14 years, these are the tricks you sometimes need to contribute.
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