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Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to North Carolina hoops

Aug 11, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

Vince Carter

You can’t buy love, but you can buy a walkway.

That’s sort of what Vince Carter did with a massive donation to North Carolina basketball. The walkway up to the Dean Dome will now be named after Carter, according to TarHeelBlue.com (via I am a GM).

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. Lettermen’s Lane, the brick walkway between the Smith Center and the Koury Natatorium, will be named for Carter.

There are a number of Toronto Raptors fans who want to step on Carter, but this is not exactly what they were thinking of.

Don’t worry, Vince can afford this, he has made $134 million over the course of his NBA career in salary alone. He has an $18 million team option for next season that nobody expects the Suns to pick up.

  1. louistaylored - Aug 11, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Im pretty sure Japan or Haiti could’ve used that 2.5 million more than UNC, just saying

    • blueintown - Aug 11, 2011 at 3:53 PM

      Then go ahead and donate $2.5 million to Japan or Haiti.

  2. rayrsatx - Aug 11, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Japan does not need the money & any money donated to Haiti is stolen by the corrupt government!

  3. borderline1988 - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Crazy how much athletes make. VC was good for only about half a decade (comparatively, he wasn’t even paid that much during his early 2000s years when he actually deserved the money!).
    Yet for being one of the laziest, care-free players of his generation – 130 million!

  4. henryd3rd - Aug 12, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Who’s to say what a player is worth? The owner who signed that horrendous contract felt he was and that is all one needs is one owner to sign a player and the deed is done. Now these same owners want protection from themselves and that is why we may not see nay NBA basketball this season. The upcoming work stoppage may be the best thing to happen to those arrogant bastards and I mean players, owners and NBA officialdom. Who knows we may find that we don’t need the NBA? Now wouldn’t that just surprise the Angle of Stern and his minions.

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