Vince Carter Pulled Off This Incredible 360-Degree Layup on the Eve of His 40th Birthday

Carter still has a little bit of Vinsanity in him.

In case you forgot, Vince Carter, now in his 18th season in the NBA, is still playing basketball at a pretty high level. He's playing 24 minutes a night off the bench for the Memphis Grizzlies, his highest in three seasons, averaging 8.2 points per game and shooting a robust 35 percent from deep. The Grizzlies are 27-20, and Carter's contributions are a big part of that.

Carter turns 40 today, making him the oldest active player in the NBA. You wouldn't know it, though, because the dude keeps busting out moves on the court that momentarily transport him back into the body of his younger, Slam Dunk Contest-winning self. Last night, in the second quarter of the Grizzlies' win over the Toronto Raptors, Carter backed down Terrence Ross in the post, spun baseline, then executed a breathtaking 360-degree layup to avoid being blocked by Lucas Nogueira.

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It was a spectacular move, and a brief reminder that even at 40 years of age, Carter still has a little bit of Vinsanity in him.


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