While we await the news and results from Andrea Bargnani’s MRI (RaptorBlog will have a post up on Bargnani’s injury some time Thursday evening or Friday morning), I thought I’d pass along this gem of a video to bring you back to simpler times.

Thanks to theScore’s facebook page for reminding us that today is Vince Carter’s 35th birthday. So in the spirit of celebrating “Vinsanity” instead of “Wince-anity” just for one day, here’s Vince Carter jumping around, dancing through the streets and saving cats in old-school Raptors’ purple:

Simpler times, indeed.

First, if this really was Joe Budden rapping (as youtube comments and a couple of our RaptorBlog commenters believe), that’s a pretty big get (at the time) for a simple Raptors-related Nike commercial.

Secondly, the fact that a song dedicated to Vince Carter contained the lyrics “I got my game face on, ready to give back, pronto, Give back to the fans, give back to Toronto” just seems like a sick, cruel joke in hindsight.

Comments (8)

  1. Definitely not Ma$e…sounds like Joe Budden

  2. Definitely sounds like Budden.

  3. Loooovvve that video I hadn’t seen it before. And yes that is one of the most underrated rappers in history Joe Budden

  4. Meh. He never got his rings. Soon he’ll be just another historical footnote. I don’t see any reason to complain about VC anymore.

  5. After he headed toward the floor with his jersey on, it seems clear that actually is a pretty accurate depiction of his practice habits

  6. It took six takes to film the scene with the purse snatcher. In the first five the guy either ran over him or juked past him, and Vince fell to the ground clutching his leg.

  7. I’ll always remember Vince fondly at least until the day the organization collectively surpasses what they accomplished with him on the roster but that won’t happen for a long time.

  8. How have I never seen that before? Pretty awesome…

    I maintain that even though I started calling Vince “Wince” before anyone else, Raps fans who still hate the guy are nuts. Dude was the most exciting player in the league for a few seasons, and he played on our team. Yeah, he could have been better and played harder (like a million other guys). Yeah, he quit on the team (he made the mistake of admitting it), and yeah he wasn’t exactly a gritty player. But he was the most exciting player in the league, a legit all star, and I’m happy as hell he was a Raptor.

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