Taiwanese fan flies 6,500 miles to watch Vince Carter, gets to join practice

After flying 6,500 miles, Taiwanese fan gets to practice with Vince Carter and throws him an alley-oop pass for a dunk

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/02/12
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A long-time, loyal Taiwanese fan of eight-time NBA all star

Cheng’s poster. (Screen capture from Sacramento Kings Twitter)

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]

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