Vince Carter is a famous American professional basketball player who is currently playing for Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays both as a shooting guard and small forward.
Vincent Lamar Carter, commonly known as “Vince Carter” was born on January 26, 1977, in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was born to his father, Vince Carter Sr. and his mother, Michelle Carter. Right from childhood, Vince loved playing basketball.
For his schooling, Vince Carter attended Mainland High School in Dayton Beach. At a very young age, when he was in high school, Vince was honored with McDonald’s All-American. After finishing high school, he went to attend the University of South Carolina, where he reached twice in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
Speaking of Vince Carter’s dating life, he did have his fair share of dating. Vince was married to Ellen Rucker, a chiropractor. They had a very lavishing wedding, but after two years, due to their personal differences, the couple got divorced. Together, the couple has one daughter. He was once rumored to have hooked up with Sheneka Adams.
According to some reports, Vince is currently single. Vince Carter is a gem of a person who has done a lot of charity work. After the shooting incident in Pittsburgh, in support, Vince visited the Duquesne University, Basketball team. Vince Carter is a very emotional man, and on the court, he is known for celebrating his explosive dunks with his ‘Crank It Up’ celebration.
After graduating from college, Vince Carter started his journey of professional basketball with ‘Toronto Raptors,’ an NBA team. He was there with the ‘Raptors’ for six years. The performance of the team started getting worst, so Carter wanted out of the ‘Raptors,’ but management didn’t agree with that. Vince started getting frustrated and played horrible, which forced the ‘Raptors’ to trade him to the ‘New Jersey Nets.’
Vince Carter signed a four-year contract with the New Jersey Nets. At the nets, he played one of the best basketball and led the team thrice to the playoffs. He produced some of the highest numbers and attained career-high in numerous sections of the game.
After having a successful spell at the ‘Nets,’ Vince was traded to Orlando Magic. He made his debut for Magic against the Philadelphia 76ers. He was there for only one season but made a lot of difference. He helped the Magic to 2010 NBA Playoffs before losing to Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals.
Vince Carter was then traded to Phoenix Suns. At the Suns, he made a successful partnership with NBA legend Steve Nash. But unfortunately, Phoenix Suns couldn’t make it to the playoffs that season as the team was in the midst of the rebuilding phase. Just before the next season, Suns made Vince, a free agent.
Vince Carter then agreed to sign three years deal with the defending champion, Dallas Mavericks. Here, he was reunited with his former teammate, Jason Kidd. Again, Vince had a great season at Dallas, and after spending three years at Dallas, he joined Memphis Grizzlies. He remained there for three years before joining Sacramento Kings in 2017.
Awards & Achievements
One of the most talented basketball players of his generation, Vince Carter’s list of achievements, is quite big. In his career, he has been selected on eight occasions for the NBA All-Star team. He was also the NBA Slam Dunk champion and NBA Rookie of the Year. His biggest achievement would be winning the Gold medal at the Olympics for his country.
Net Worth & Salary of Vince Carter
The estimated net worth of Vince Carter is approximately $65 million. According to the reports, his annual salary is $16 million and makes around $5 million in the endorsement. His main source of income has been his earnings by playing professional basketball.
Vince Carter is one of the names in the basketball which is known across the globe. Extremely talented, Vince Carter has worked hard in order to achieve the success of this magnitude. Currently, Vince is single and enjoying his life in the NBA.