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Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to North Carolina hoops

Vince Carter

5 Dec 1997: Guard Vince Carter of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates during a game against the Tennessee at Chattanooga Moccasins during the Harus Teeter Pepsi Challenge at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. North Carolina won the

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You can’t buy love, but you can buy a walkway.

That’s sort of what Vince Carter did with a massive donation to North Carolina basketball. The walkway up to the Dean Dome will now be named after Carter, according to (via I am a GM).

Former University of North Carolina All-America Vince Carter has made a $2.5 million donation to the Carolina Basketball Family Fund, head coach Roy Williams announced on Wednesday.

The gift is the largest to date to the Family Fund, which paid for the renovations of the basketball offices in the Smith Center in 2010 and will support the operating endowment for the men’s basketball program for years to come. Lettermen’s Lane, the brick walkway between the Smith Center and the Koury Natatorium, will be named for Carter.

There are a number of Toronto Raptors fans who want to step on Carter, but this is not exactly what they were thinking of.

Don’t worry, Vince can afford this, he has made $134 million over the course of his NBA career in salary alone. He has an $18 million team option for next season that nobody expects the Suns to pick up.