December 20 04

Just one day after Vince Carter was traded to the Nets for Alonzo Mourning, Aaron Williams, Eric Williams and two first-round draft picks, the sports world is abuzz with rumors that he tipped off the Seattle Sonics.

According to the Tacoma News Tribune, Carter tipped off the Sonics to a play during the final minute of the Raptors’ 101-94 loss to Seattle on Nov. 19 in Toronto. With 29 seconds left in the game, the Raptors called a timeout. After returning to the court, the News Tribune reported that Carter said to the Sonics, ”It’s a flare, it’s a flare.” A flare is a common play where a player runs off a screen to catch a pass.

Carter was not available Sunday to comment on the report. Through a spokesman, he told the News Tribune, ”I’m not going to comment on something as ridiculous as that.”

I personally don’t think he would have done this. What would be the point? Because he was bitter because he was traded? it would be completely unprofessional. I don’t think Vince Carter would risk that. and…it took too long for this news to break. if something this big had actually happened, it would have come out right away.

What do you think?

  1. Guilty as charged.
    He didn’t do it because he was traded (this incident was long before the trade). He did it because he’s been feuding all season with the coach who has benched him on numerous occasions. He did it because he wanted to be traded and could care less what happens long term to the Raptors.
    My 2 cents.

    Comment by Giblet on December 20, 2004
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