The youngest exToronto Raptors Players to criticize Fox Sports 1 anchor Chris Broussard‘s comments against Toronto is Vincent Carter. Carter joined former Raptors Norman Powell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to address any concerns black athletes may have about attending Toronto. The Raptors have come a long way since those early years, when the team struggled to establish Toronto as an NBA contender and attract top players. But those worries are long gone, and Carter is saddened that certain misconceptions about the city and the organization persist.
The Raptors have emerged as a candidate to take over from the Nets, Kevin Durant, and while most analysts have been preoccupied with what the Raptors would need to give up and how Durant would fit into the organization, Broussard took a very different approach. He wondered why an athlete of African descent would want to go there. In a podcast, Carter urged Broussard to defend Toronto against its critics.
Vince Carter and his rise to stardom in Toronto
Vince Carter is the first player to laced up in four decades in NBA history. Carter was still well into his 40s while his friends retired one by one and enjoyed their best lives. Carter was selected fifth overall by the Toronto Raptors in 1998. Both the city and the organization desperately needed a star to serve as their central figure, and Carter became that symbol. His incredible dunking skills and captivating style of play made him a national celebrity. Every time he played, the Air Canada Center was packed. He almost single-handedly put Canada on the map and into the NBA by turning the Toronto Raptors into a powerhouse.
When the star player apparently asked for a change midway through the 2004–05 season, Carter lost fan base support. He was traded to the New Jersey Nets for Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams, Aaron Williams and two first-round picks after his application was approved. After the trade, sentiment in the fan base began to change that Carter had left them and they stopped showing up to bother him. Carter, who joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the franchise’s 20th anniversary, was honored with a film clip. After Carter hadn’t spoken since their messy breakup, Carter received a standing ovation from the Raptor crowd, causing the former Raptor to cry.
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Chris Broussard is slammed by Carter for his comments about Toronto.
Carter was responding to recent comments from Fox Sports broadcaster Chris Broussard, who criticized Toronto on Wednesday’s episode of The VC Show when he saw the Raptors as a potential trade target for hapless Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. The former Raptors great is the latest to slam Broussard’s rant as an outdated point of view after the American host drew scathing criticism for his comments. He explained: “I’ve had my ups and downs with Toronto for whatever reason, being traded and all that, but one thing Toronto isn’t is an awkward city for an African American.”
During his 24 seasons in the NBA, Carter, who played for eight different teams, added that while the city and organization initially faced some obstacles, they have since justified their criticism. Not only Carter, former NBA player, contradicts Broussard’s statements. Richard Jefferson, a former Nets teammate of Carter who played 17 seasons in the NBA and is currently an ESPN commentator, defended Toronto by claiming it is one of the top five NBA markets.
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