Vince Carter used to be known as the next Micheal Jordan before injuries and bad tensions with the Toronto Raptors sidelined his career for quite a while. The 2000 slam dunk champion has shocked and awed many spectators with his insane abilities. He is also only the third player to lead the All-Star voting three times after Dr. J and MJ.
Coupled with his cousin Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter led the Raptors to their first ever playoff berth in 2000. Carter quickly became the Raptors franchise player after McGrady left for Orlando the following season.
In Carter's third season with the Raptors he led them to the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they took the 76ers to game seven and Carter missed the game-winning shot with 2.2 seconds left on the clock.
From 2001 to 2004 Carter was plagued by knee injuries. In 2004 he also joined the New Jersey Nets. A year later, Carter led the Nets to the playoffs as the eighth-seeded team. In the '05-'06 season, Carter led the Nets to 49 wins and the Atlantic Division title, averaging 24.2 ppg, 4.3 apg, and 5.8 rpg. Solid numbers if you ask me.
In June 2009, Carter was traded to the Eastern Conference Champion Orlando Magic. He now has the most talent around him that he has ever had, and is playing in his home state. Teamed with D. Howard, J. Nelson, and R. Lewis, Carter is bound to have a breakthrough year and will quiet many critics about his NBA abilities. He now has his first legitimate shot at a championship, and he will not squander this chance.