Vince Carter put on a show at the 2000 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest.
Thursday is the 15th anniversary of Vince Carter winning the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest. While the performance was legendary, is his career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration?
Stats & Info breaks down the numbers on both sides of the debate.
The argument for Carter
• Carter ranks 25th on the NBA all-time scoring list. Of the top 38 all-time scorers, 27 are already in the Hall of Fame and the other 10 (other than Carter) are likely Hall of Famers: Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Tim Duncan, Ray Allen, Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
• Carter and Bryant are the only players to average at least 20 points per game in 10 straight seasons between 1999-2000 and 2008-09.
Most points since 1998-99
• Carter is sixth in total points since entering the league in 1998-99. The only players with more are Bryant, Nowitzki, Pierce, James and Tim Duncan.
• Carter's best stretch of his career was from 1999-2000 to 2006-07. He ranked sixth in points per game (24.6), 12th in Player Efficiency Rating (22.2) and 15th in win shares (71.0) during that time.
• Carter is sixth all-time in 3-pointers made (1,853).
The argument against Carter
• Carter never finished better than 10th in MVP voting (was 10th in 1999-2000).
• Since he entered the league in 1998-99, Carter only ranks 14th in win shares. Players ahead of him include Chauncey Billups, Pau Gasol and Shawn Marion. Carter also ranks 41st in PER (19.9) among players with a minimum of 200 games played during that span.
Did you know?
• Carter has made 951 dunks in his career and has only been blocked on 16 of his dunk attempts. Only two players have blocked two Carter dunk attempts: Alonzo Mourning and Emeka Okafor.
• Carter is one of six players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game in 10 straight seasons. The others? Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, James, Michael Jordan and Bryant.