So one day, in Toronto, where he had gathered then-rookie Mo Peterson and a few other teammates after practice, Carter got a ball, lined up his tall teammates and tried to jump over them as he did so easily over 7-foot-2 France center Frédéric Weis in Sydney. He’d try it again and again — each time with a different result than the original. “We’d mess around in practice, and I’d try to jump over them,” Carter said. “I’d trip over guys or fall. “I just could never do it the same.” In fact, he never did it again, and in the 15 years since, neither has anybody else.
The dunk sequence began when Payton drove and missed a contested layup with 16 minutes, 8 seconds left and Team USA ahead by 15. Vin Baker missed the putback attempt as Garnett and Allen retreated in transition defense. France grabbed the loose ball near the free throw line. But Carter lunged on the left wing to steal France forward Yann Bonato’s errant behind-the-back outlet pass. Carter then eyed the rim and sized up a slow-reacting Weis, France’s last line of defense in the lane. Frédéric Weis, France national team center 2000-07: I don’t remember anything. I had my eyes closed [laughs]. I wouldn’t move, for sure. Vince Carter: I knew I was in position to jump the pass and get the steal. Once I got it, it was one, two … and that’s it. There it was. So I get the steal. I remember taking the first dribble and the second dribble, just trying to gauge what [Weis] was going to do.
Tony Parker: “If (Joakim Noah) wants to return (to the French National Team), it would be a pleasure. He’s a good player and the good players, we take them! It’s also true that now the team is competitive. We have good players in his position. Rudy Gobert and Joffrey Lauvergne did an incredible job at the European Championship.”
Vincent Collet’s Facebook account was hacked on Tuesday. On the page of the The French National Team head coach appeared a long statement in which it is written “The Spaniards are doped like pigs”. A friend of the coach in the comments confirmed that the account was hacked.
Tony Parker announced in a press conference that in 2018, in Lyon, he will open basketball Academy. Tony Parker is the president of ASVEL Villeurbanne-Lyon since 2014. The Academy will have five different structures: a training facility for ASVEL, a training center for 30 youngsters per year, an educational academy for youngsters, a school for referees and a campus with 400 house units.