Since he rewrote the rule book back in 2000, Vince Carter's name has loomed large over every NBA All-Star Dunk Contest that has followed - sometimes to the event's detriment.
Last weekend's offering in Toronto had many fans and players arguing that Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine had just usurped Carter in the 'best ever' discussion.
Passing the test
So what exactly does 'Vinsanity' make of the hype surrounding the two youngsters' performances? As reported by CBS Sports, he was actually pretty impressed. Considering his lack of enthusiasm for the Dunk Contest in recent years, that should be taken as quite a compliment.
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"It was entertaining,” Carter told James Herberts.
“I was like, OK. There’s been a couple where my daughter, who was young at the time, she’s like, ‘Daddy, this is not good.’ But that’s what the fans want, they want to see entertainment. The ooh, ahh, that’s what you want. And it was great.”
The 39-year-old didn't actually watch the 2016 Dunk Contest live, opting to spend time with his daughter on the tennis court instead.
It was only after hearing the hype surrounding Gordon and LaVine's stunning dunks that Carter sat down and watched the replay of events in Toronto, and clearly he wasn't disappointed with what he saw.
Even if the second-year duo don't manage to convince everyone that their performances had finally topped Carter's act at the turn of the millennium, they can at least take pride in having won round the veteran.