Maybe Vince Carter just doesn’t get it

Florida Today spoke with Carter about his disappointing series against the Celtics, and he said some troubling things.

Particularly telling was Game 4 of the Boston series, when the Magic were down 0-3. It was almost as if Carter had one foot on the court and the other on his summer vacation plans. How else do you explain ol’ Vince, whom the Magic brought in specifically for these situations, stepping up in a closeout game with only three points? Vinsanity? Indeed.

Put it this way, Hedo Turkoglu, the player Carter replaced on Orlando’s roster, stepped up in a deciding Game 7 against Boston last year with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Now that is clutch.

I twice asked Carter if he would evaluate his postseason performance.

“I don’t do that,” he said.

You don’t assess and evaluate your own performance? Really?

Carter shook his head.

“I don’t.”

When the Orlando Sentinel asked him about being dealt, this is what he had to say:

“I’m not worried about that. I know how the business works. I think I can stand on my body of work.”

So Carter doesn’t assess his performance after the playoffs and feels like he can stand on his “body of work,” which prior to this season did not include an appearance in the conference semifinals.

You would think that a 33-year-old eight-time All-Star who just shot 37% from the field and 21% from long range would be a little more thoughtful about his role in the Magic’s loss in the ECF.

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