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Luckedout 11-06-2012 05:50 PM

Vince Carter Interview: Would be open to rejoining the Raptors at some point
 
Carter: I Love Toronto To This Day - sportsnet.ca

he has some nice things to say about Toronto and of course the "what if?" and the "retiring #15?" questions came up.

jeffb 11-06-2012 06:14 PM

Wash, Rinse, Repeat!


Same questions everytime.

dfunkie1 11-06-2012 06:19 PM

regardless on how he left the team, it'd be embarrassing if we retired his number. he really hasn't accomplished anything of significance throughout his career.

Dario 11-06-2012 06:25 PM

yeah, exact same questions all the time ):

Raptors1995 11-06-2012 06:28 PM

There's a small chance I may change my mind ten years down the road, but I think we shouldn't retire his number. Loyalty is pretty big.

I'm not sure if it's like the MLB, but I would have asked Vince if he was selected to the Hall of Fame, would he go in with the Raptors jersey?

Raptors1995 11-06-2012 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Dario (Post 698383)
yeah, exact same questions all the time ):

LOL....Ditto, I'm sick and tired of the same questions.

fancylad 11-06-2012 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Raptors1995 (Post 698385)
There's a small chance I may change my mind ten years down the road, but I think we shouldn't retire his number. Loyalty is pretty big.

I'm not sure if it's like the MLB, but I would have asked Vince if he was selected to the Hall of Fame, would he go in with the Raptors jersey?

i know the question is a hypothetical, but even as such it's such an impossible scenerio that i can't even get my mind around it.

But i know what you're getting at and i will say that his best days and his biggest impact on the league were when he was a raptor.

Admiral 11-06-2012 07:04 PM

they're always missing the point, nobody hates vince because they think he hates the city

but i think if he got into the hall of fame he'd go in with a Raptors jersey, its where he became Vinsanity, Half-Man Half-Amazing, etc., its where he got his FAME and reason to be in the hall of fame
he did nothing special in NJ to really give reason to go in with that jersey, with the magic he went to the finals but really didn't accomplish anything there or make a name for himself there and many can argue he wasn't even "that good" by then, and with the suns and mavs its too recent or little time to be known as a hall of famer from either of those franchises

Stonezz 11-06-2012 07:06 PM

HOF for Vince? Never.

Even though its the same questions I still find it interesting.

Don Vito 11-06-2012 07:59 PM

If VC stayed in Toronto he would have been in the hall of fame & have his number retired.

Superjudge 11-06-2012 08:13 PM

1. They talked about Politics for at least half the interview.
2. What the fuck man, the guy was eloquent, honest, completely honest and humble about his past, and flat out positive about all things Toronto and idiot people still want to literally hate him. I really find that sad and dysfunctional. I hated that he started to wimp out when he was here, but as a grown man, I agree with him, people are allowed to move from jobs, make mistakes you name it, in EVERY other profession, but oh boy, leave a sports team, well hey, you'r the scum of the planet. Fanatics are ridiculous and sad. Best years I had being a fan were because of this guy (and Damon too). Damned if I'm gonna hate the guy at this stage...he fucking rocked the house.

JDMtors 11-06-2012 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 698427)
1. They talked about Politics for at least half the interview.
2. What the fuck man, the guy was eloquent, honest, completely honest and humble about his past, and flat out positive about all things Toronto and idiot people still want to literally hate him. I really find that sad and dysfunctional. I hated that he started to wimp out when he was here, but as a grown man, I agree with him, people are allowed to move from jobs, make mistakes you name it, in EVERY other profession, but oh boy, leave a sports team, well hey, you'r the scum of the planet. Fanatics are ridiculous and sad. Best years I had being a fan were because of this guy (and Damon too). Damned if I'm gonna hate the guy at this stage...he fucking rocked the house.

I started watching basketball when Carter had the talks of being the next Jordan. It sucks how after all these years ppl still hold a grudge against him. But Im over that now and would actually welcome him back in a Raptors uniform. Was upset about the way he left but since then with all the interviews he loved the city and playing here and all. Still wished he stayed with the Raps though

Dark Knight 11-06-2012 08:33 PM

If it weren't for Vince, the Raptors might have suffered a similar fate as the Vancouver Grizzlies.

dfunkie1 11-06-2012 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 698441)
If it weren't for Vince, the Raptors might have suffered a similar fate as the Vancouver Grizzlies.

not likely. mlse purchased the raptors, not an owner who had the intensions of relocating the team.

Dario 11-06-2012 08:42 PM

Big country almost saved us, whatchu talkn about.

MBailey85 11-06-2012 09:23 PM

I enjoyed the interview,he was down to earth and mature. YES his number should be retired,despite how it ended. He's the symbol of the greatest franchise accomplishments to date for an NBA organization with little to no history of success.

Acie 11-07-2012 11:02 AM

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"If (Toronto) gave me the opportunity, I don't even think I'd let them finish the question. Yes. I'm in," Carter said, speaking on Cybulski and Company.

"Could I see it? Absolutely," Carter continued. "I'd leave that up to the franchise. It all started in Toronto, I'd be a fool to ever forget that."

Carter also used the opportunity to dispel longstanding rumours that he disliked the city and his time with the Raptors.

"The one thing I want people to know is that, they think that I care less about my time there or don't care about Toronto at all. Not the case at all.

"I still feel a part of the family. Maybe it's not reciprocated, but nevertheless, that's where it all started for me. You always remember your first."
Carter says he'd be open to rejoining Raptors at some point

fk24 11-07-2012 11:35 AM

This fan base has a hatred for star players and love for scrubs

jeffb 11-07-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by fk24 (Post 699227)
This fan base has a hatred for star players and love for scrubs

The city is like that for every sport.

Raptorman 11-07-2012 11:48 AM

If VC gets close to the HOF or his number is considered for retiring, both awards will be watered down.

VCs problems in T.Dot stem from the team wanting him to be a leader, which he is not. He listens to his mother who always had ulterior motives. He had unworldly talents (yes, more than MJ) but never had the drive or determination to win. He was a talented floater.

Thats not gets you into HOFs or gets your jersey retired.


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