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NBA playoffs: Q&A with Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter

The 35-year-old is at the tail end of his career, but Carter says he can still perform some of his famous dunks.
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Published: May 3, 2012
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How tough is it when you start aging and no longer can do the things you once were able to do?

“I still can do a lot of the dunks that I used to do. Maybe not as hard or as high. But if it came down to it, I can still probably do the 360-windmill. It just probably wouldn't be as spectacular, at least in my mind. Maybe to some people because they'll say, ‘Oh, he's 35. He can still put his arm in the rim.' But it's just I probably wouldn't be able to put as much arm in the rim anymore. I'll probably break my arm now. The only thing I probably don't think I can do it probably the free throw line. Everything else, I think I can do.”

Who are some guys you remember that never made it but could jump out the gym?

“Ronnie Fields. Melvin Levett. If people got a chance to see Ronnie Fields and Melvin Levett, they used to call Melvin the helicopter and Ronnie was unreal. He played with Kevin Garnett (in high school). James White also. That guy had unbelievable bounce. Those are the three that I can think off right now that are blessed with that ability.”


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