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Vince Carter Responds to Ronald Acuna Jr.'s 'It's Over' Celebration After Walk-Off HR

Blake SchusterContributor IMay 20, 2021

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 19:  Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after hitting a walk-off homer in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Truist Park on May 19, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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When a player hits a walk-off home run against a division rival, like Ronald Acuna Jr. did for the Atlanta Braves against the New York Mets on Wednesday, it's only fair to celebrate accordingly.

After completing a 5-4 comeback victory, Acuna's celebration might've been more impressive than the home run that preceded it. So much so that none other than NBA legend Vince Carter couldn't help but jump online and support Acuna's antics. Which makes plenty of sense, since it was Carter whom Acuna was emulating on the field.

Vince Carter @mrvincecarter15

“It’s Over!!!!” https://t.co/D7Nq7ryNNJ

As Acuna's first career walk-off flew deep into the Atlanta night, the outfielder turned to his dugout with a message for his teammates: "It's over."

Carter couldn't help but bask in his epic 2000 Dunk Contest moment crossing over into baseball.

Then a member of the Toronto Raptors, Carter put on one of the most dazzling displays in dunk contest history leading to a runaway victory that the veteran declared over well before the judges did.

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"IT'S OVER. IT'S OVER LADIES AND GENTLEMAN!" <br><br>Vince Carter gets everyone HYPED up after an iconic dunk in the 2000 @NBA Slam Dunk Contest. <br><br>Catch the action on SN + SN1 now! pic.twitter.com/vShkPyBtr5

It seems he has no problem with Acuna modeling his celebration after his. Then again, Acuna was only three years old when Carter won the 2000 Dunk Contest, so he may not have the most vivid memory of Carter's own epic evening.