ComingSoon is excited to debut the trailer for Crackle’s Vince Carter: Legacy documentary film, which is set to debut on Crackle Plus Networks on October 1. The doc was directed by Justin Polk and co-executive produced by Lineage and THINK450, with Blake Armstrong, Laurie Berger, and Katie Zakula producing.
Carter, who was a first-round pick in the 1998 NBA draft, played in the association until 2020. The eight-time NBA All-Star won Rookie of the Year honors in 1999, won the Slam Duck Contest in 2000, and was awarded NBA Teammate of the Year in 2016. Most famously, Carter played for the Toronto Raptors from 1998-2004 and the New Jersey Nets from 2004-2009. His longevity is largely unheard of with Carter scoring a total of 25,728 points during his career.
“Vince Carter: Legacy explores the transformation of the NBA’s longest career athlete, Vince Carter, from dunking into history, playing through the pain, and evolving to create a legacy unlike any player before him,” explains the official synopsis.
Check out the Vince Carter: Legacy trailer below:
“While I was blessed with God-given ability, it was the dedication to my craft and the respect for the game I was taught and tried to exemplify every day that allowed me to play 22 seasons,” Carter said. “I hope viewers can see and feel my appreciation for the game and why I chose to play so long.”
The documentary features interviews with other NBA stars including Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, and Dominique Wilkins. The film covers Carter’s entire career, which spanned 22 seasons on eight teams, and follows the Olympic gold medalist during his final season.
“Sports stories aren’t told from the sidelines and the press box anymore. During Vince’s career, sports media evolved from top-down, outside-in storytelling to first-person, player-directed storytelling. So Vince got to conclude his career by telling his story his way,” said Burton Chawla, Head of Sports at Lineage. “Vince was at the center of this project, but he was also a great partner. We’re confident that making players executive producers and giving them creative input is the right decision, and we intend to keep doing so in future productions,” explained Anthony Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Lineage.