Carter, then a member of the 2000 United States Olympic basketball team, jumped over 7'2" Frédéric Weis from France on his way to a monster jam. The infamous dunk that was heard round the world figuratively "killed" Weis, who was originally the 15th pick of the New York Knicks in the 1999 NBA Draft but never played a single minute in the league.
Fast forward to now, and another member of Team USA seems hell-bent on conquering the global stage.
Two-time NBA All-Star (2014, 2016) DeMar DeRozan joins an über-talented backcourt with the likes of Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, and Toronto Raptors teammate Kyle Lowry. Showing up on an international level couldn't come easy under these circumstances, especially with teammates of this caliber.
Good thing DeRozan knows what to do to captivate basketball fans from all over the world, and that is to do what he does best: dunk the hell out of the opponent. And DeMar's got quite the collection already, showcasing his stuff during Team USA's 5-game exhibition tour. Below are his best throwdowns!
With how many times he and Lowry have done this, we weren't too surprised with this connection against Nigeria.
This one though, needs some getting used to.
To give you an idea how dangerous Team USA is in transition, which Venezuela learned the hard way:
Here's a slam that reminds us of Carter's leap of faith: DeRozan's 360 near-poster dunk over a Chinese defender...
...if only it went in. Oh, wait...
Smells like an early entrant to next year's Dunk Contest!