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Yahoo! Sports' Memorable Olympic Moments: Vince Carter dunking on a Frenchman

The Olympics, while all about competition, are not usually about swagger and in-your-face competition.

At least from what we see on television, there's a general level of respect between the competitors in every event. Good sportsmanship is ubiquitous and the goal is to win gold while not exactly showing up your opponents.

But in 2000, Vince Carter apparently didn't get the memo.

While the 1992 Dream Team may have been the most dominant team ever assembled, the pure burst of excitement and emotion generated by this Vince Carer dunk over a defenseless 7-2 French center Frederic Weiss in 2000 Sydney is arguably the single most eye-popping Summer Olympic moment captured on television.

At the time, Carter was in the prime of his career as the world's best dunker. The 2000 summer games were just six months after Carter's unforgettable NBA Slam Dunk Competition and the highlight reel kept rolling into Australia.

As you would expect, the Team USA won gold, but it's Carter's dunk that has solidified itself as the lasting memory from those games.


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