When Vince Carter left North Carolina to become the No. 5 overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, it was as one of the most explosive athletes the sport had ever seen.
At age-41, he doesn’t have quite as much spring in his step. However, that didn’t stop him from using what hops he has left to make a dream come true for a young fan who had traveled over 6,500 miles to see him play.
A 17-year-old fan from Taiwan flew 13 hours to see Carter play at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. He made a sign detailing his journey and all he asked for was a picture with his idol but he wound up getting much, much more than that.
Carter signed one of his sneakers and then gave him a signed, authentic Kings jersey. And then things got way cooler from there.
When you travel 6,500 miles to meet Vince Carter, tossing him an alley-oop is just the cherry on top. pic.twitter.com/tSUshjShQM
— ESPN (@espn) February 11, 2018
The young man got to warm up with Carter and then got to throw him an alley-oop to cap the session. And the former superstar turned veteran journeyman had plenty of hops left to get up and throw it down for the awestruck fan.
Carter is now in his 20th season in the league and the 8-time All-Star is now 28th all-time in scoring with 24,728 points. And he’s still a fan favorite, 18 years removed from the dunk contests that helped turn him into an international superstar.
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