In honor of Team USA basketball and their current quest for a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, we flashback to an iconic Olympic moment. Vince Carter is widely known as one of greatest dunkers in NBA history. During the 2000 Sydney Olympics, “Vinsanity” executed arguably one of the single greatest finishes of all time. Carter managed to take off and clear opposing defender, French Center Frederic Weiss, who stood at a remarkable 7-foot-2. Although you may not be used to seeing Vince with hair as you do in this clip, we are certainly used to seeing him posterize defenders at will.

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25 Sep 2000: Vince Carter of the USA leaps over Frederic Weis of France to dunk during the Mens Basketball Preliminaries at the Dome in the Olympic Park on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Darren McNamara/Allsport

25 Sep 2000: Vince Carter of the USA leaps over Frederic Weis of France to dunk during the Mens Basketball Preliminaries at the Dome in the Olympic Park on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Darren McNamara/Allsport

Even teammate Kevin Garnett looks impressed.

25 Sep 2000: Vince Carter of the USA in action during the Mens Basketball match against France at the Sydney Showground Dome on Day Ten of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Darren McNamara /Allsport

25 Sep 2000: Vince Carter of the USA in action during the Mens Basketball match against France at the Sydney Showground Dome on Day Ten of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Mandatory Credit: Darren McNamara /Allsport