"Raptors fans with long memories didn't get the chance to boo Magic SG Vince Carter, who was scratched with an injury on Sunday.C'est la Vince. A good hate-on is a good hate-on, but honestly, as you get older, you realize the absurdity of hating people who only appear to you as two-dimensional figures on a TV screen. Honestly, didn't all those Green Bay fans (well, most of them) look like a bunch of whiny ingrates booing Brett Favre on Sunday?
"But that opportunity might come Nov. 22 at Air Canada Centre when the player who demanded out of Toronto after six-plus seasons will be ... honored by the franchise as part of their 15th anniversary celebration.
"The Raptors say they will first ask Carter if he wants to go through with a ceremony, realizing the back-story.
" 'Everybody wants to know how we can do it, but Vince is part of the history here," Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo told the Sentinel. 'Most of the people that he had problems with here are gone.' " — Orlando Sentinel
Crystal is the traditional 15th anniversary gift, which is appropriate since Carter has been accused of playing like he's made of glass. Just kidding, but not really. Besides, his injury is a blessing since it meant being able to pick up hot-shooting Ryan Anderson in fantasy this week.