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Friday, February 21, 2020

Vince Carter expresses regret over play that injured Patrick McCaw

Vince Carter was responsible for the play that resulted in Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw being stretchered off the court, and many have criticized Carter for the dirty play. However, it seems clear that the 41-year-old veteran did not intend to injure his opponent.

Right after Carter undercut McCaw, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was heard on the television broadcast saying he’s angry with Carter and that “Vince knows better.”

Kerr quickly realized how distraught Carter was and went over to console him. Carter, who was assessed a flagrant foul, was apologetic when speaking with reporters after Golden State’s 112-96 win.

“I just hope he’s OK,” Carter said, as transcribed by Logan Murdock of the San Jose Mercury News. “I play this game because I love it and enjoy it. He has a bright future. You can tell me whatever, it was an accident, I just don’t like to see him sitting there in pain saying he can’t feel his lower half. It doesn’t sit well with me.

“It’s still a young man trying to get his feeling back. That’s my concern, regardless how it happened, accident or all of the things they were telling me, you still want to see him OK.”

Fortunately, reports about McCaw’s health have been encouraging. It’s unclear exactly what injury or injuries he sustained, but the fall looked so bad that any positive updates are a welcome sign.

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