Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter Trains Hard For Championship Chase

By Elaine J. Dispo
Vinsanity is Beast
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Vince Carter is undoubtedly one of the most hardworking players of the NBA. As the Dallas Mavericks tweeted, their guard-forward does not skip days of training, with the offseason being no exception:

The official Mavs twitter tagged and shared a photo of “Vinsanity” with the hashtag “#NoDaysOff”. Apparently, Carter is unstoppable when it comes to staying in shape as he and his team prepare for the season with another shot at the NBA Finals as their goal. In fact, the courtside countdown is here, as the preseason draws near with their first game at home against the New Orleans Pelicans just 12 days away.

“Air Canada” began his so-far 15-year NBA career with the Toronto Raptors and continued Stateside with the now-Brooklyn Nets when they were in New Jersey. There, he played with Devin Harris, who started his NBA run as a Mav and has just returned to Dallas, where they will share their second team together. Carter also played for the Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns.

Since this NBA Hall of Fame hopeful entered Mavs nation, Carter improved during his second season in Dallas, finishing with averages of 13.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, compared to averages of 10.1 ppg and 3.4 rpg during his first season there.

At almost 37-years-old, Carter is the oldest active player on his team’s roster, followed by Mavs forwards Shawn Marion and Dirk Nowitzki, who both reached the age of 35 this year. However, his offseason “beast mode” mentality in chasing a championship can attest to his perseverance in pursuit of the ultimate title.

No wonder this 1998-99 NBA Rookie of the Year, who made the NBA All-Star squad eight consecutive times (2000-07) including winning the Slam Dunk Contest during his All-Star debut, is regarded as “Half Man Half Amazing.”

Fans can expect Carter to still give Dallas the “wow” factor this season as an ideal Sixth Man of the Year candidate, whose hard work will hopefully pay off from the regular season all the way to the postseason. His clear confidence and strength show his determination to make the Mavs contenders for the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Elaine Dispo is a Dallas Mavericks writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.

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