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Happy 39th Birthday To Memphis Grizzlies’ Vince Carter


Happy 39th Birthday to our very own Vince Carter. The Grizzlies are recovering from a great OT win last night (January 25, 2016) against the Orlando Magic. It was a great game, the Grizzlies walked away with a 108-102 Win.

Since it is Vince’s birthday and he is still sorta new to Memphis, I wanted to see how well do you know the 6’6″ shooting guard and small forward.

Dec 22, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) during the game against the Utah Jazz at FedExForum. Utah Jazz beat Memphis Grizzlies 97 -91.Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
 Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

10 Vince Facts:

1) Played three years at the University of North Carolina

2) Selected as the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.

3) In 2000 he represented the United States in the Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal.

4) On July 12, 2014, Carter signed a multi-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.[99]

5) Video game, TV and film appearances:

  • Appeared on the cover of NBA Live 2004.[114]
  • Appeared on the cover of NBA Inside Drive 2002.[115]
  • Appeared in the 2002 film Like Mike, where the fictional Los Angeles Knights had to beat Carter and the Toronto Raptors in order to gain the 8th seed in the playoffs.
  • Appeared in Fabolous‘ 2002 music video for “This Is My Party”, and Glenn Lewis‘ 2003 music video for “Back for More“.
  • Appeared in the TV Series Moesha as himself in the episode Mis-Directed Study in 1999.[116]

6) Was formerly married to a chiropractor

7) Has one daughter, Kai Michelle Carter.[120] born on June 1, 2005.

8) He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

9) Carter established his Embassy of Hope Foundation, assisting children and their families in Florida, New Jersey and Toronto.

10) In January 2010, he opened a restaurant, Vince Carter’s, in Daytona, Florida.[122]

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According to the Orlando Sentinel:

The upscale eatery is co-owned by Carter and his mother, Michelle Carter-Scott.

The basketball decor is elegantly low key, with textured menus and cocktail napkins adorned with simple ball graphics. Just inside the door, a small area showcases the Vince Carter story with photos.

The multifaceted facility includes Mikala’s Piano Lounge, an intimate room that seats 10 guests while tables have room for 20 more. The Highlight Zone is a large sports bar that can accommodate 134 guests. The walls are lined with big screen televisions, including a 50-foot media wall. Adjacent is anoutdoor patio that caters to cigar and cigarette smokers.

The 138-seat main dining room and 24-seat front patio is wonderfully designed with rich woods, warm lighting and a view of man-made Lake Carter, a small pond with a fountain. Just off the dining room is The Owner’s Box, a private dining room with state-of-the-art audio-visual amenities and its own terrace.

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More details on restaurant here.

Well, as you can see, Vince has career path speaks for itself. He is truly a man of character and honor and we are happy to have him in Beale Street Blue.

Happy Birthday #15!

Source: Wikipedia/Vince Carter’s

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