"The Carter Effect" - a documentary about former Toronto Raptors great Vince Carter - is now available to stream on Netflix.
Directed by Sean Menard, the documentary takes an in-depth look at the impact the eight-time NBA All-Star had on "pop culture" and "the Canadian basketball scene" during his time in Toronto. It features a number of NBA greats, such as Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady and Charles Oakley, and includes Drake, who is listed as an executive producer.
"The culture, the way things are in Toronto is different than when the Raptors first came here in the early 90s," Menard recently told The A.V. Club. "We see thousands of people that go outside of the Air Canada Centre for a game they can't even get a ticket inside to. So I just asked the question, 'How did we get here?' It wasn't like that 20 years ago, and a certain player that came and played the way he did, Vince Carter, kind of changed all that."
The Raptors traded No. 4 pick Antawn Jamison for No. 5 pick Vince Carter in the 1998 NBA Draft. Carter played in Toronto for the first six seasons of his career before being traded to the Nets. During that time, he helped the Raptors make the playoffs three times and came within seconds of an appearence in the Eastern Conference Finals. He's currently the third leading scorer in franchise history, behind Chris Bosh and DeMar DeRozan.
In April of this season, Carter wrote in a letter for The Undefeated that he plans on coming back to the NBA next season, although he's "90 percent sure" it'll be his last.