Vinsanity Gets an Opportunity of a Lifetime Joining The Orlando Magic

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IJune 27, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 15:  Vince Carter #15 of the New Jersey Nets enjoys a laugh on the bench late in the second half during their 96-86 preseason loss to the Charlotte Bobcats at Charlotte Bobcats Arena October 15, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte defeated New Jersey 96-86.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ok let's get this straight, the Magic/Nets deal is more in favor of Orlando than quite possibly the Lakers/Grizzlies trade was for Pau Gasol.

Acquiring Vince Carter gives the Magic something that they have never had since the Shaq era, a superstar.

VC 15 is a born superstar with invinceable talent and leadership. He is the closest thing to be named the next human highlight reel and is ranked up there as one of the most underrated players to ever play the game of basketball.

New Jersey Nets President Rob Thorn stated in an interview in regards to VC,

"I cannot say enough good things about him, about his leadership the past year, and the type of player he is. I think everybody is going to see now just how good Vince Carter really is. I think he is going to be terrific for Orlando."

At the age of 32, we all know Carter is not the same high-flyer that he used to be, but the truth of the matter is, VC is still in his prime.

I have noticed many Bleacher Creatures bashing Carter, specifically stating that he does not have what it takes to win a championship, he is injury prone, and he is too old.

While you are free to speak your opinion, I beg to differ.


Does not have what it take to win a 'ship?

Vince Carter is the only player in the NBA (aside from Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chirs Paul) to average 20 + PPG, 5 + APG, and 5 + RPG.


Injury prone?

Over the last four years, Carter has never missed more than six games in a season, is that not durable enough for you?


Too old?

Ha, that is funny. Let's name some players that are just around the same age as VC.

Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Chauncey Billups, heck, even Ron Artest.

With those names in mind, do you still believe the VC is too old to be able to win a ship?

All the players listed are still in their primes, although some are towards the end of theirs, they are still more valuable than a large majority of NBA players in the league and have at least two or three more "All-Star" seasons left in their tanks.

Now getting back to Air Carter.

Joining the Orlando Magic squad has given Carter the opportunity of a lifetime, the dream that he has been waiting for his entire career...the chance to win an NBA Championship.

Carter gets to hop into the Magic roster and take on the go-to-guy role that he is so accustomed to playing in, especially with Turkoglu most likely out of the picture.

With nerves of steel and ice water running through his veins, VC will absolutely thrive under head coach Stan Van Gundy and the Magic system.

With a 100 percent healthy Jameer Nelson, a still extremely young and upcoming Dwight Howard, and Rashard Lewis in the midst of his prime, the Magic are clearly the team to beat in the East.

"Half man, half amazing" has finally arrived and trust me, he will surely not disappoint, Magic fans!