Today in Sports History: May 26

Vince Carter received 95.8% of votes and won 1998-99 NBA Rookie of the Year. Carter was selected as the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft and immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.54 blocked shots, and 1.10 steals while shooting .450 from the field in 1998-99 season. Nicknamed “Vinsanity,” Carter is the oldest active player in the NBA at age 43. He is the only player to complete 22 seasons and is ranked as one of the greatest dunkers of all time. Carter is an eight-time All-Star and has played for the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and has played for the Atlanta Hawks since 2018. He was a member of the gold medal winning Men’s Olympic Basketball team in 2000 where he executed “le dunk de la mort” (“the Dunk of Death”) when he leapt over a 7’2″ opponent to score.

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