It took a global pandemic for one of the greatest posterizers of all time to hang em up. Vince’s longevity will be under-appreciated part of his career, for he is the only player to play 22 seasons and play in four decades. four eras of basketball and he thrived in all of them, even as he got older and became a finesse player. An icon of the 2000s, be it the media, video games, and of course, on the court. The all-time points per game leader for the Raptors was a physical beast not many could handle, especially in his prime, and that led to some moral snapping posters. Alonso Mourning, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, just some names he’s added to his list of posters. The Mayor of Elevation City. But none of these dunks compare to “the Dunk of Death” on 7’2 French center Frederic Weis in the 2000 Olympics.
We’ll miss you Vinsanity, we’re glad you were able to end your illustrious career on a high note despite the shitty circumstances. The greatest dunker of all time, and a sure fire Hall of Famer.