How you know Jim: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, The Truamn Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, too many to name
How you know Vince: One of the greatest dunkers and most athletic players in NBA history
There was a time when there was no bigger movie star than Jim Carrey. It seemed this man could do no wrong.
His career really got off the ground when he released three extremely popular movies in the same year: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb & Dumber.
Next came three more hilarious movies including a second Ace Ventura, The Cable Guy and Liar Liar.
After releasing six classics in the space of three years, Carrey was on his way to comedy super-stardom, but then something else happened: Jim Carrey turned himself into a dramatic actor. And an elite one at that.
He was snubbed an Oscar nomination in back-to-back years for The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, but he was officially the hottest star in Hollywood and on his way to becoming an all-time great.
Then the year 2000 hit, and Jim Carrey stopped caring. Maybe it was the Oscar snubs, maybe he just got old, but the fact is that after the year 2000, Carrey stopped trying.
Since that year he's made just four movies that one would even consider decent: an okay remake of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, an average Bruce Almighty, the solid Yes Man and then in 2004 he gave his only good performance of the decade when he was pretty much flipped off by the Academy in arguably the best performance of his career in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
But that's it, just one truly good performance in the last 11 years. It's almost like he was trying to let us know that he still had it but he just didn't care anymore, that he was done trying. And because of that, I don't think we'll ever again see a great Jim Carrey.
And who else could be compared to Carrey but the king of having world-class talent but not giving enough of a sh*t to use it himself, Vince Carter?
Nobody can deny Carter's talent. He should have a ticket already punched to the Hall of Fame, and he should still be one of the best players in the league, but he just doesn't care enough. It's a shame, because he's one of the most exciting athletes to ever take the court, but you wouldn't know it these days.