The ladies man, Vince Carter is set to do more in the coming season with the Atlanta Hawks. He has featured in so many basketball games and is one of a few that have played in 20 seasons during their NBA career. With his height, his position as a shooting guard and small forward is the best fit for him. Vince is widely considered the most electrifying dunker in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and has also earned several nicknames like Half-Man, Vinsanity, and Air Canada.
Looking down through his records, we wouldn’t be mistaken if we say he has learned the tactics of the game and is indeed a professional with experience. As one of the oldest folks in the game, details about his career is easily fetched but details about his personal life are farfetched. This article contains all the details to know about his wife, family, and children.
Vince Carter’s Early Life
At birth, he was named Vincent Lamar Carter, he was born on January 26, 1977, to Michelle and Vince Carter in Daytona Beach Florida. He is an American and is of an Afro-American descent. He is one of four siblings, having one sister- Alicia and two brothers Chris and Jeff Scot. His extended family has been involved with sports a lot as his cousin, Tracy McGrady is an NBA star while Antawn Jamison his brother in law, is now a retired professional basketball player.
For his educational pursuit, the basketball legend studied at Mainland High School where he was very active in the school basketball team and topped as the seventh-grader who featured on Campbell Junior High School Varsity basketball team. Apart from the court, Vince Carter also played the game of Volleyball while at Mainland High. He equally had a flair for music but we guess his passion for basketball was the greatest of the trio.Afterwards, Vince furthered his studies at the University of North Carolina where he set the pace on his collegiate career. He was the NCAA finalist for two consecutive times. During his college years, he played for the University of North Carolina and featured in three seasons.After his college basketball career, he was picked by the Golden State Warriors with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft. Four years after, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors and was named the teams’ Rookie of the Year.Afterwards, the New Jersey Nets bought him over in 2004 and he played with them until 2009 when he started with the Orlando Magic. The following year, he left the Magic and signed with the Phoenix Suns.Vince Carter signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, played with the team for three years before moving to play with the Memphis Grizzlies. He recorded an amazing performance with the team before signing a one-year, $8 million contract with the Sacramento Kings in 2017. Currently, he plays for the Atlanta Hawks.The basketballer has a large heart and in his little way, he has reached out to the less privileged in his society. He established a foundation in 1998 known as Embassy of Hope Foundation whose mission and vision is pointed to assisting families who live in Florida, New Jersey, and Toronto. Within two years the foundation was established, he was honoured as the Advocate of the Year by the Children’s Home Society and in 2007, he also received Florida Governor’s Points of Light Award.
Love they say would find you when the time is right, well, Vince Carter found love with Ellen Rucker. Details of how the two met are off the records but we know that they met sometime in July 2004. They had a jolly relationship and later took their vows sometime in 2005. The two were said to have taken their vows in a very secret wedding and a year after they welcomed their bundle of joy, Kai Michelle Carter – a baby girl.
However, their union was shortlived ending in a divorce sometime in the year 2016. The two currently are not friends but they have set their differences aside and are doing well in co-parenting.
Ellen Rucker works as a chiropractor. She has long gotten over her former heartthrob and is currently married to Bakari Sellers who is a known attorney and a politician. With him, she has two children.
On Vince Carter’s part, ever since his divorce in 2006, he has never been linked to any other lady. Maybe the heartbreak took a tough ride on him or he has decided to keep his affairs private. To the best of our knowledge, he is assumed single.
He also does not have any son either with Ellen or with any other lady before or after their marriage.
How Tall is He?
Vince is a very tall dude. With his bald looks, we know that a lot of ladies trips for him. He is, of course, a handsome black man. You wouldn’t expect less from a shooting guard because having a good height is one of the necessities needed to make those incredible leaps. He stands at 6 feet 7 inches with a balanced weight of 100kg.
With his performances in the court and his legendary dunks, Vince Carter is one of the highest paid basketballers in the NBA. He is currently paid $167.1 million annually.