Vince Carter Gave UNC $2.5 Million

Vince Carter (Getty Images photo) via Daylife.comVince Carter has made about $135 million dollars just from playing basketball.  That doesn’t count the sneaker deals and other endorsements he had from his younger days (before he kind of became a joke around the NBA).  So he’s got plenty of cash.  Which means he’s got a little to spare if he’s feeling a little generous.    

Former University of North Carolina All-America Vince Carter has made a $2.5 million donation to the Carolina Basketball Family Fund, head coach Roy Williams announced on Wednesday.

The gift is the largest to date to the Family Fund, which paid for the renovations of the basketball offices in the Smith Center in 2010 and will support the operating endowment for the men’s basketball program for years to come.

[…] “My days as a Carolina student, both pre-NBA and during the summers after I was drafted, will always be special to me,” Carter says. “It goes without saying that I am a Tar Heel. For several years, I have been thinking about something I could do to leave a legacy at UNC. Lettermen’s Lane is a perfect fit.”

A better legacy to leave at UNC would have been a national championship or two. 

Just sayin’.  

But hey, let’s distract everyone with a gigantic donation and by reliving some of those insane dunks you used to whip off!!

Say what you will about Vince, but he used to fly.