Vince Carter’s iconic Dunk Contest deserves a deep rewind | 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

You may know about Vince Carter's incredible performance at the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but do you know how crucial that night was to the future of a struggling event? Do you know what was going on with Carter's Raptors and fellow contest participant Tracy McGrady at the time?
Take a deep rewind to find out the history that made this night so important, and a fascinating snapshot of some changing tides in the league as a whole.
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
Shot and edited by Ryan Simmons
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  1. O O

    O O

    12 dias atrás

    3:12 is the wackest dunk I’ve ever seen lol. I can do that 😂

  2. Frederick Fatalla Tampus

    Frederick Fatalla Tampus

    13 dias atrás

    This Really Iconic Vince Carter Slam Dunk Contest! Thanks SB Nation ^_^

  3. KBrown2480


    17 dias atrás

    Kenny so stupid for that 9, imagine it, if VC had all 50's going into that final dunk which is what he deserved, he definetely would've went for the 50 sweep meaning adding another one of the most iconic dunks of all time to dunk contest history...We got robbed of something absolutely spectacular, and I blame Kenny Smith😠

  4. illtripbeats


    18 dias atrás

    srsly how is it possible that a video about the greatest dunk contest performance so boring af? deep rewind more like deep sleep smfh

  5. CheeZyZee


    20 dias atrás

    And then.... SUPERMAN....

  6. VicInNocal


    20 dias atrás

    Man, you guys missed a key part of this: This was held in Oakland, so if the dumbass Warriors hadnt traded Vince for Jamison, this wouldve been an awesome coming out party for them and for Vince on their home court.

  7. BklynE12


    21 dia atrás

    Why Shawn Kemp never won is befoolery

  8. Lax God

    Lax God

    26 dias atrás

    7:33 7:38 Vegas golden knights: Am I a joke to you

  9. Sp00k3d


    27 dias atrás


  10. gloless 2x

    gloless 2x

    Mês atrás

    This dude is the only guy I like listening to the rest are too boring

  11. Dempo


    Mês atrás

    I am surprised at the fact that you exclusively use the lowest quality possible for old footage when there is a ton of material out there i better quality and some remastered in HD.

    • Rockets


      12 dias atrás

      They do it on purpose, it’s suppose to look old

  12. Esvin Perez

    Esvin Perez

    Mês atrás

    Greatest dunker of all time.. MJ And Domonique second and then everyone else...

  13. Kvon Curry

    Kvon Curry

    Mês atrás

    Splash girls

  14. Kiambuthi


    Mês atrás

    Barca psg

  15. PRIS


    Mês atrás

    Naah GORDON vs LAVINE is the greatest dunk contest

  16. Jacob Robinson

    Jacob Robinson

    Mês atrás

    Did VC hear Kenny Smith say "IT'S OVER!" or were they both just on the same page... lol

  17. Daniel Meeker

    Daniel Meeker

    Mês atrás

    Funny thing, though -- Vince Carter's best dunk isn't shown here. Just ask Fredric Weiss.

    • Rockets


      12 dias atrás

      This is iconic not best

  18. ImPacosTacos


    Mês atrás

    Wow, day after my Birthday and BR-channel decides to not put this on my feed... So glad I can go to your channel and see all your posted videos!!!!

  19. Samuel Fakiyesi

    Samuel Fakiyesi

    Mês atrás

    15 min for something that quick, i love the dunk but damn

  20. Duc Luc

    Duc Luc

    Mês atrás

    Butch Carter is one horrible coach

  21. coreyoz


    Mês atrás

    this was exceptionally written and researched. Extremely entertaining. What a pleasant surprise. Thanks!

  22. Michael Jordon

    Michael Jordon

    Mês atrás

    2016 dunk contest

  23. Rene Cantu

    Rene Cantu

    Mês atrás

    Brent Barry jumped farther than MJ did and yet you deliberately downplayed it to make your dumbass point. L

  24. The Ambivalent PS2 Bloke

    The Ambivalent PS2 Bloke

    Mês atrás

    Inviting “rapper” Master P to training camp isn’t that crazy because he played in the NBA lol

  25. The Ambivalent PS2 Bloke

    The Ambivalent PS2 Bloke

    Mês atrás

    Steve Francis was my hero back in the day, such a shame how his career ended

  26. puddles puddles

    puddles puddles

    2 meses atrás

    I know this is sorta off topic of the theme of the video and maybe a short and silly beef but as a huge T-mac and VC fan growing up, I would like to see a video on the beef between those two guys done. It was a very interesting time in the NBA and a lot of HOF'ers intersect with that particular beef pending various degrees of separation.

  27. Terik Priest

    Terik Priest

    2 meses atrás

    I was a day old when this dunk contest happened lol

  28. cory bagley

    cory bagley

    2 meses atrás

    2016 was the best contest ever

  29. Josh Millarich

    Josh Millarich

    2 meses atrás

    How do u discount Barry dunking from past the free throw line? He took of farther than Jordan or anyone else up to that point . Everyone was shocked a white guy could win and in style. I think you weren't old enough to watch that live . It was a big deal when it happened

  30. Adi Crossover

    Adi Crossover

    2 meses atrás

    99-2000 was carters rookie season.

  31. Billy Bussey

    Billy Bussey

    2 meses atrás

    Don't say 'sick'.

  32. wieldwords


    2 meses atrás

    I would give pretty much anything for a rewinder on Abby Wombach’s literal last minute goal and the resulting PKs in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal vs Brazil. USA were down a woman for most of the match; Marta’s dive/flop came back to bite her team in the butt; Ali Krieger won it on the field she played on after nearly dying from blood clot complications - and as someone who’s been through the same thing 17 times over, that’s amazing to know. So, yeah, I’d love to see that one.

  33. Rajath Gowda

    Rajath Gowda

    2 meses atrás

    Please do the 2016 NBA finals

  34. Mr Clean

    Mr Clean

    2 meses atrás

    2016 dunk contest was the best dunk contest ever.

  35. captain_crunch


    2 meses atrás

    Do one with Aaron Gordon Vs Zach Lavine

  36. Eloy Romero-Muñoz

    Eloy Romero-Muñoz

    2 meses atrás

    Excellent storytelling.

  37. Wolverineplaysps4


    2 meses atrás

    Rain man! Give me my sonics back

  38. pringlescan81


    2 meses atrás

    I hope VC plays forever

  39. HeartlessXiao


    2 meses atrás

    Antawn Jamison is pronounced like Antoine

  40. Carson Young

    Carson Young

    2 meses atrás

    OMG I forgot how terrible the Omni was

  41. Jimmi Stone

    Jimmi Stone

    2 meses atrás

    Not to mention the 90’s dunk contests were the best

  42. Jimmi Stone

    Jimmi Stone

    2 meses atrás

    Look how they don’t mention any of our our Sonics

  43. Jimmi Stone

    Jimmi Stone

    2 meses atrás

    Great video quality sike

  44. charismatic9904


    2 meses atrás

    You are wrong. I survived y2k but it wasn't what you think...computers did take over. I am writing you from 3025. cybernet took over.

  45. Johny Kilroy

    Johny Kilroy

    2 meses atrás

    I will always remember Cheryl Miller saying after the 2ball ...... “forget the dunk , forget the dunk”

  46. Dave Su

    Dave Su

    2 meses atrás

    He could do a 1080 between the leg reverse windmill if he prepared.

  47. Dave Su

    Dave Su

    2 meses atrás

    2:37 did this man just invent dab?

  48. J S

    J S

    2 meses atrás

    That head bop dunk

  49. Barrett Kent

    Barrett Kent

    2 meses atrás

    It wasn't the most important moment in the long run, but I feel like Damian Lillard's buzzer beater to win the first playoff series for the Blazer's in 14 years was an amazing moment worth an episode

  50. Oscar E

    Oscar E

    2 meses atrás

    No one will ever dunk it like Carter

  51. northsidedenver


    2 meses atrás

    Great vid except for all the static/fake tracking error cuts. I feel dizzy kinda like watching blair witch project.

  52. Caleb


    2 meses atrás

    That Charles Oakley quote is great. Ill definitely be using that

  53. El-ahrairah


    2 meses atrás

    Miner... baby Jordan... who could forget about him.

  54. VideoGameHistory


    2 meses atrás

    I thought Brett Barry's foul line dunk was the best of all foul line dunks.



    2 meses atrás

    Be kind rewind. Blockbuster video



    2 meses atrás


  57. Michael Johnson

    Michael Johnson

    2 meses atrás

    360 windmill against the grain.. greatest dunk in history

  58. yung josh

    yung josh

    2 meses atrás

    this video is too long

  59. A Chaps

    A Chaps

    2 meses atrás

    why is the 2000 SDC footage so bad, it's like 240p

  60. Jason Hoffman

    Jason Hoffman

    2 meses atrás

    Could you guys do the blocked field goal from ohio State at penn state whiteout 2016?

  61. olajide paris

    olajide paris

    2 meses atrás

    Good video, but way too long.

  62. Pradigy Musicman

    Pradigy Musicman

    2 meses atrás

    U left off the best dunk of the night. The arm in the rim dunk was never ever seen before by majority people watching. It was so amazing we all didnt know what happened until the reply.



    2 meses atrás

    How did he win one dunk contest?

  64. Alessandro Belci

    Alessandro Belci

    2 meses atrás

    Do a 'the best' or a 'rewinder' on the 2016 dunk contest

  65. Mason Metcalf

    Mason Metcalf

    2 meses atrás

    A good rewind would be Game 5 of the 2003 WCSF, Lakers @ Spurs. Horry barely missed a GW 3 that would have put the Lakers up 3-2 in the series. Don’t want to jump to conclusions, but if he hits that shot it could have changed the course of the NBA’s history.

  66. Boog101


    2 meses atrás

    Best dunk contest of all time Lavine vs Gordon

  67. Joseph Lawrenz

    Joseph Lawrenz

    2 meses atrás

    i found out that this channel was created by Vox Media ;(... i'm a part of the nine-year-old army ;( ;( sub to PewDiePie.

  68. Arik. W

    Arik. W

    2 meses atrás

    Maybe for the next reminder you could do the euro 2000 final when wiltord equalized at the last possible second. Or the 1999 champions league final when solksjaer grabbed the winner in added time. Btw I love this format.

  69. Cee Tee

    Cee Tee

    2 meses atrás

    Vince had a strict ass coach at that time. Jeez

  70. VJK


    2 meses atrás

    Could you do a Rewinder on Tracy Mcgrady’s 13 in 35 seconds? Great meat individual comeback ever! 4 three pointers including a game winner! Big fan of your channel! Keep it up!!!!!!

  71. LonghornsLegend


    2 meses atrás

    Those Raptors jerseys still one of the best throwbacks ever

  72. SuperStrik9


    2 meses atrás

    VC and TMac were amazing. Francis was great too. VC is the greatest dunker of all time.

  73. Mister Patterson

    Mister Patterson

    2 meses atrás

    720? Sheesh. He probably could’ve done it too

  74. uruiamnot


    2 meses atrás

    Minute 1. Ok Minute 2. Interesting. Minutes 3-13 ... Get to the end, this is boring. 13:53 ... Oh, that's nice! 14:09 to 14:26 .... Jaw... drop.

  75. Kyle Voegele

    Kyle Voegele

    2 meses atrás

    360 between the legs thingy 0.o

  76. Yung Savage

    Yung Savage

    2 meses atrás

    Some of these videos are so stretched 😂

  77. JRONI


    2 meses atrás

    Cmon SB Nation, you couldn't find higher quality clips of one of the most iconic dunk contests ever?

  78. Mr. Milko

    Mr. Milko

    2 meses atrás

    hand of god goal

  79. Mr. Milko

    Mr. Milko

    2 meses atrás

    Are you serious shaq dunk contest?

  80. Pratik Jondhale

    Pratik Jondhale

    2 meses atrás

    Do a video on Chelsea's 2012 UCL win

  81. fulaan1


    2 meses atrás

    Beef history. Vince Carter vs The Toronto Raptors

  82. Mercí


    2 meses atrás

    The goat of the dunks

  83. Kenneth Evans

    Kenneth Evans

    2 meses atrás

    Steve Francis had a great run in that dunk contest

  84. GB Savant

    GB Savant

    2 meses atrás

    Fred Jones vs J Rich was better

  85. Glen Fabisevich

    Glen Fabisevich

    2 meses atrás

    No dunk over Frederic Weis? The man sent him back to France forever with that one!

  86. Ciaran Grimes

    Ciaran Grimes

    2 meses atrás

    Got to do the miracle of Istanbul some time. Greatest underdog story in football history

  87. Nicolas Furger

    Nicolas Furger

    2 meses atrás

    Came for the honey dip, was not disappointed. Good on you. Great episode.

  88. muammer kaddafi

    muammer kaddafi

    2 meses atrás

    dont disrespect brent barry

  89. messiah cherubin

    messiah cherubin

    2 meses atrás

    0:31 i did not know 46 is a kid?

  90. The6buffs


    2 meses atrás

    Can you guys do a rewind of Greece’s Euro win in 2004 (soccer)

  91. The Chez

    The Chez

    2 meses atrás

    How have you guys not done Sidney Crosby scoring the golden goal in 2010

  92. redjacquesa1


    2 meses atrás

    We need a rewinder on how Donald Trump would have never been president if pete rozelle would have let him own an expansion team or bob irsay would have sold him the colts!!!

  93. bass boosted beyond belief

    bass boosted beyond belief

    2 meses atrás

    Do the 1980 Olympic hockey semi-finals between the US and Soviet Russia

  94. Do You Even Read, Bro?

    Do You Even Read, Bro?

    2 meses atrás

    Nah, bruh. Aaron Gordon threw down the hardest dunks in the contest's history.

  95. Zandandido


    2 meses atrás

    Ichiro Suzuki gunning out Terrence Long as a rookie in 2001 or Ichiro Suzuki breaking George Sisler's 84 year old hitting record (that probably won't ever be broken) need to be rewound.

  96. Benjamin Phiri

    Benjamin Phiri

    2 meses atrás

    Let's go home!



    2 meses atrás

    Acting like Brent Berry didn't do two back to back free-throw line dunks.... BLASPHEMOUS.

  98. Supreme Jewish overlord

    Supreme Jewish overlord

    2 meses atrás

    have you goyim heard of the NAZIS???????????????????????????????

  99. ZP Pierce

    ZP Pierce

    2 meses atrás

    87 88 was the best dunk contest hands down

  100. gr8ness2006


    2 meses atrás

    lol vince carter was nba jams in real life.

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