In a special segment honoring Vince Carter on NBA on TNT, Dwyane Wade was asked to share his favorite story about Vince Carter. Wade admitted that seeing Carter do chin-ups before games in college inspired him to do the same.
“It all started from being that young kid that got a chance to get into the arena to see one of his favorite players.” @DwyaneWade says Vince Carter inspired him to do chin-ups before games.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 8, 2020
In describing a story from college to Carter, Wade said:
“One of my favorite things that you did before the game started, was that you always grabbed the net, and you always lifted yourself up and did chin-ups on the net. If you know, or anybody who knows me, once I got to the NBA, I would grab the rim before every game, and I would do chin-ups on the rim. It all started with being that young kid who got a chance to get into the arena to see one of his favorite players do some amazing, amazing things.”
Carter retired from the NBA this season, ending a career that spanned 22 seasons with eight different teams. The veteran forward averaged 16.7 points per game in his career, crossing 20 points per game in 10 straight seasons from 1999-2009. He currently ranks No. 19 on the all-time scoring list.