It seems hard to imagine, but this easily could have been the future of sports in Toronto. Both players have proven themselves as two of the best to play the game over the past decade. Just imagine if those 10 years were part of a team that dominated a weak eastern conference. There is no need for a lack of excitement in Raptor land. Two of the greatest dunkers of all time will provide you with night after night of highlight moves. Though both players have not had great playoff careers, the combination of two perennial all-stars in a watered down eastern conference would have been devastating.
Last night was one of the greatest finals games of all time. The combination of Carter and McGrady is starting to become over powering for NBA defenses. They finally know the roles needed to win championships and have dismantelled the competition along the way. Not only did Carter have the dunk of the season but Tracy McGrady Raptors fans finally know he is the clutch shooter they have been longing for. McGrady's shot in the 4th quarter can only be described as triumphant. But to see power is like watching the rim when Vince Carter decides to destroy it. Just imagine.
Can you picture the highlight dunks that would have been featured on every sports show and talk show in North America. If both players put personal issues aside and worked out a way to co-exist as superstars, it is unknown how great both players could have been. A Raptors dynasty. Surrounding both players with shooters and a good big man could have made this fantasy a reality and the Raptors an NBA Championship team. If you can imagine Chris Bosh along side these two players then you can imagine great things from a team that could never live up to its potential.
Just imagine for a moment Raptors fans, Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady still wore raptors jerseys. They still live in Toronto and visited your local restaurant. You can see their amazing highlight dunks at the Air Canada Center each and every night the Toronto Raptors roster is in town. Vince Carter Toronto Raptors legacy is starting to take form.