After flying 6,500 miles, Taiwanese fan gets to practice with Vince Carter and throws him an alley-oop pass for a dunk
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A long-time, loyal Taiwanese fan of eight-time NBA all star
player Vince Carter flew 13 hours and 6,500 miles to watch his idol play, but was surprised with the chance of a lifetime to join him in practice and even got to toss the 2000 NBA Slam dunk Champion an alley-oop for a two-handed jam.
A 17-year-old fan of Carter, surnamed Cheng, flew approximately 6,500 from Taipei to Sacramento, California to ostensibly to watch the 41-year-old NBA star play four games in person. However, a Twitter campaign that Cheng started earlier in the month to allow him a chance to meet Carter in person paid off, with him getting invited to a pre-game warmup to throw passes directly to his idol. [FULL STORY]