Today in Sports History: September 25

By Jonah Sharf

On September 25, 2000, during the Summer Olympics, dunking legend Vince Carter of the USA pulled off what is considered one of the greatest dunks of all time, jumping over France’s Frederic Weis. The dunk is known as “le dunk de la mort” in France, or “the dunk of death.” While this was one of the most memorable dunks in basketball history, Carter had many memorable dunks throughout his career, and is considered one of the best dunkers ever. In fact, he won the 2000 NBA dunk contest earlier that year in what is arguably the greatest dunk contest performance ever. Carter is not just a dunker, however, as he was a great all-around player during the prime of his career—he was selected to eight All-Star teams—and is a great person to play with, as he was named the NBA Teammate of the Year in 2016.

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