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    Vince Carter is the greatest Raptor Ever. Regardless if he wasn't trying in the end.

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    Maybe so, but if the fans reaction when he comes back is any indication on whether or not it will happen, I'll put money on that it will never be hung from the rafters.

    Many might not agree with me, but I think Bosh will leave more of a legacy with this franchise than Vince did. He not might of taken the Raptors as far as Vince did that one year in the playoffs, but the way VC left has permanently tarnished his reputation for life here.

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    It may never hang up there. If it does I will guarantee that 4 goes up before 15...Forgive me if I don't buy this latest V.C...B.S that he knows something that will change everyone's mind and opinion. I will store that one away with "Dunking is OVERRATED". I wrote in depth in my blog on this topic and the guys here posted a link to it so go check it out if you want the long version. More about the fans booing him actually. Anyway I pity Vince for what he could and should have been be it here it T.O or elsewhere.

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    "Many might not agree with me, but I think Bosh will leave more of a legacy with this franchise than Vince did. He not might of taken the Raptors as far as Vince did that one year in the playoffs, but the way VC left has permanently tarnished his reputation for life here."
    Absolutely agree with you.

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    No way. Until the Raps win a title - and only until then - they shouldn't retire anybody's number. If they want to honor VC after his career's over, okay. If they want to have a Bosh tribute night, fine.

    But nobody has yet provided the Raptors with the kind of lasting impact that deserves retiring a number. Not VC, not Damon and not Bosh.

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    Definitely not

    Vince wasn't with the Raptors long enough (six seasons) and didn't achieve enough in the short time he was here (only three winning seasons + only one playoff series victory + two All-NBA selections) to warrant retiring his jersey.

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    Quote Dave wrote: View Post
    Definitely not

    Vince wasn't with the Raptors long enough (six seasons) and didn't achieve enough in the short time he was here (only three winning seasons + only one playoff series victory + two All-NBA selections) to warrant retiring his jersey.
    And don't forget the best dunk competition likely we'll ever see in this lifetime.

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    NO WAY!

    Now if he'd taken the Raps to the EC Finals, then it would have to be considered. But he didn't!
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    Quote 2mrw2day wrote: View Post
    Vince Carter is the greatest Raptor Ever. Regardless if he wasn't trying in the end.
    http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=Retired_Numbers

    That's the list of retired numbers. You read up on those players and their contributions to the