Vince Carter’s Chance and He Chooses Not to Take It

May 22nd, 2010 by rich mathews Leave a reply »
Lots of Orland Magic blame can be poured out in many different directions in regards to Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Championship.

It might be unfair but tonight, I need to be unfair. I could pick on many different Orlando players or their coaching staff, but I do not have the time.

Stan Van Gundy needed to be unfair at his press conference after the game but hec chooses to play the role of a martyr. He needed to attack Vince Carter publicly but will choose to challenge him privately. Shame on Van Gundy because that was the easy way out—and I do respect him a lot as a coach.

This was by far the biggest game in Carter's career. It was a chance to put the missed free throws in Game 2 to bed. Everyone gets nervous and certainly you could tell in Game 2 he was at the end of the game. Everyone chokes, even the greatest do too. But it is how they respond to adversity that defines their greatness.

The Magic lost this game in the first five minutes and Carter played a major role. He could have came out firing defiantly with no regard to his image. Go out like Al Pacino in "Scarface" if you must. Take a chance and not ...

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