Vince Carter reveals amusing inside story to one of the best dunks of all time

AT the height of 'Vinsanity,' NBA star Vince Carter pulled off one of the most memorable dunks of all time when he jumped over 7-foot-2 Frenchman Frederic Weis while playing for the US team in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Little did we know that Carter didn't know the dunk was as GOOD as it was.

In an interview with ESPN Radio, the 17-year NBA veteran revealed that he never realized - until much, much later - that he had jumped over someone when he pulled off the jaw-dropping dunk.

He tells ESPN Radio: "Everybody who saw the dunk saw me jump over the guy. But in reality, I didn't know it. I mean, I didn't know I jumped over him.

"In my mind, once I got the steal, I took one dribble and I jumped, and I was thinking, 'I jumped too far and I'm gonna get hung.' So (when I made it), that was where all the excitement came from."

"For me mentally, it was me worrying about that dunk."

To give you a better idea, here's a YouTube video of the dunk:


Carter and teammate Kevin Garnett celebrated heartily after the dunk but for Vince, it was more a feeling of relief after making the dunk - not exactly grasping the enormity of what he just did.

"The celebration between Kevin Garnett and I was more about making the dunk because I felt I jumped too far. And if you ever look back and watch that video, in my mind I was thinking I'll finger-tip dunk it."

So there.

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