Vince Carter is a well-known American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Sacramento Kings which is in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays on both the small forward as well as a shooting guard. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Vince Carter in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Vince Carter was born on 26th January in the year 1977 in Daytona Beach, Florida to his parents known as Vince together with Michelle Carter. His parents separated while he was in his childhood at the age of 7 years in which his mother was then remarried by Harry Robinson. Since his childhood, he was talented both in sports and in music. He got much of the inspiration from his mother together with his stepfather to be well-rounded. He got much interest in basketball and made a record in the Campbell Junior High School by playing in their basketball team while in the seventh grade.
He also studied at Mainland High school where he was active in music, played in the volleyball team as well as in the basketball team. He then got a scholarship at the University of North Carolina for playing basketball through which he was of much help for the team’s success. As a matter of fact, he got declared in the NBA draft in the year 1998 while still studying in the North Carolina.
Vince Carter married Ellen Rucker who is a chiropractor in the year 2004 whom they have a daughter known as Kai Michelle Carter. They however divorced in the year 2006. He is said to be currently single.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After his graduation from his college, he commenced his professional career of playing basketball in which he began with an NBA team known as Toronto Raptors. He played for this team for 6 years after which he began finding a way out following the poor performance of the team through the management declined his claim. He then due to frustration began playing horribly which led him to be traded to New Jersey Nets where he signed a 4-year contract.
He did his best in the New Jersey Nets leading the team three times to the playoffs as well as providing someone of the highest numbers through the different games he played with this team. After much success, he was then traded to the Orlando Magic in which he had his first debut being against Philadelphia 76ers. He had much success making a great difference in the team. He was however here for only one season after which he was traded to the Phoenix Suns where he partnered with Steve Nash who was an NBA legend very successfully.
The Phoenix Suns did not, however, get to the Playoffs in the season as it was in its rebuilding phase. He was then made a free agent in the following season after which Vince agreed to be signed on a 3-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks who were the defending champions hence re-uniting with a former teammate known as Jason Kidd.
His time in Dallas was very successful after which on the end of his three years, he joined the Memphis Grizzlies where he stayed for 3 years before moving to Sacramento Kings in the year 2017. He has had a very commendable success through which he has been chosen on 8 occasions for the NBA All-Star team together with other nominations and achievements.
Net Worth & Earnings
Vince Carter has an estimated net worth of $70 million. He usually has an annual salary of $16 million from which he makes about $5 Million from this endorsement. The main source of his income comes from playing professional basketball which has been his professional career.
Vince Carter has remained to be one of the best renowned as well as successful basketball players globally. He is multi-talented however, his hard work, as well as his determination, was responsible for his success. Additionally, he is a person who is charitable through which he provides much assistance to the less fortunate.