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Today is the 15th Anniversary of Vinsanity

Darren McNamara | Getty

Darren McNamara | Getty

Darren McNamara | Getty

Different generations have different superstars.  The chronology usually follows a Bird/Magic, Jordan, Kobe, Lebron path, with secondary players in between.  Two of the biggest from my childhood represented a changing culture. Allen Iverson brought the street-style handles and Vince Carter showed us dunks we’d only seen in NBA Street.

The picture above was my next door neighbor’s computer background for at least a year.  During a time when we collected basketball cards and memorized stats, this YouTube was one of the first videos I remember watching on repeat.

Vinsanity didn’t truly take off until the between-the-legs-elbow-in-the-rim, but this dunk over a 7-footer at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games put everyone on notice.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Today is the 15th Anniversary of Vinsanity



  1. Offensive foul
    9:36 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

    Slaps his head out of the way. Damn fine dunk though.



  2. Offensive foul
    9:38 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

    Side note ====> Vin Baker was on an USA Men’s National Basketball team. What?



  3. James K
    9:41 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

    Man, if you enjoy watching Vince Carter do crazy stuff, YouTube his top 100 dunks video. It’s seriously so insane that I start laughing because I can compute what I’m seeing.



  4. notmybrother
    2:52 am September 26, 2015 Permalink

    I ranked this as best dunk of all time since the first time I saw it. If you wanna get picky I’ll say it is the best in game dunk.



    • catdaddyd
      3:58 pm September 26, 2015 Permalink

      I’d go with Dr J in the NBA finals against the Lakers. This was a nothing game, and I’m not sure this 2000 USA team even won the gold.



  5. Megan
    7:14 am September 26, 2015 Permalink

    When did KSR become the North Carolina appreciation society? Wrong shade of blue, Nick.



    • lol
      11:07 am September 26, 2015 Permalink

      Nice input!