Vince Carter’s Choke Job Is Part Of The Orlando Magic’s Legacy

May 19th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »

Flashes of Nick Anderson's inability to hit game winning free throws to stave off an aging Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets for the 1995 NBA Championship shook the timbers of Amway Arena.  Anderson had not one but two opportunities to put the sixth seed Rockets who had backed their way into the playoffs on ice. 

That was the beginning and the end of a psychological collapse that ended Nick's career.  He was never the same player after that; he had lost the mental edge that was necessary to remain a professional athlete.  No one saw it coming.  Anderson was a 90 percent free throw shooter and the Rockets were clearly full of angst when they made what they thought was a bonehead play. 

Anderson is now in the Orlando Magic front office and bore witness to Vince Carters choke job of his déjà vu moment.   This is nothing new to Carter at each of his NBA stops it had been clear that he could not ...

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