Vince Just Wants to Forget About Weis Dunk?

Huh? Thanks to a Spike Lee-approved Undrcrwn tee that adapts the dunk for this election season, the memory has never been fresher. Or more fresh. But Vince has long been over it, and has nothing but respect for international players -- the same ones he put on notice with arguably the most impressive, ferocious basketball he ever managed in his whole lackluster career. Especially when the Nets are about to take their pre-season show to the Continent. ↵
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↵From ↵The Star Ledger: ↵
↵⇥"I got tired of hearing about the Frederic Weis thing," he said, referring to his iconic dunk over the French 7-footer at the Sydney Olympics, "but they love their basketball in both places. In Paris, they're very proud of the 10 (French) guys they have in the NBA. And (in the UK), they're extremely proud of Luol (Deng, a British citizen) and what he's accomplished. ↵⇥
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↵⇥"They know their basketball, they love it. So it's going to be fun for us." ↵
↵I know, good diplomacy, worldwide fellowship, and no use dwelling on the past. Plus, Carter's 2000 Olympics performance has always seemed like the dark side of the man's soul, the Mr. Hyde that got out for one single summer. But it's also what's been missing from pretty much everything that's come since in his professional life. To see him express consternation at the legend it's become ... let's just say it only confirms a lot about what many already suspect about Vince's athlete-warrior temperment.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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