3 Raptors who deserve to have statues built outside of Scotiabank Arena

Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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No. 2: Vince Carter deserves a statue

Vince Carter is a more difficult case to parse than Kyle Lowry for a number of reasons. It's easy to imagine a statue of Carter outside Scotiabank Arena, windmilling for a thunderous dunk, perhaps with some nameless defender cowering beneath him. There was a time when Toronto fans would have been convinced he would get one. The reality, however, is a bit murkier.

In terms of highest personal standing in the league, it's possible Vince Carter is the "best" Raptors player in franchise history. He made six All-Star teams in seven seasons with the Raptors, two All-NBA teams and received MVP votes in four separate seasons. He exploded onto the season in 1998-99 winning Rookie of the Year and averaging 18.5 points per game.

Carter is most well known for his insane dunking ability, which he flashed at every level: in-game, in international play and en route to winning the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest. He also is an all-time nickname player, from "Vinsanity" to "Air Canada" and more. The joy and excitement he brought to Raptors fans is unparalled.

The blemish for Carter is how he left the team. We described the situation in detail when listing 10 Raptors who turned their back on the franchise; Carter ranked quite high on that list. Vinsanity ended abruptly when Carter forced his way off the team. In total his highs were very high, but his overall tenure was relatively brief and the divorce quite messy. He deserves a statue, but it's uncertain whether he gets one. Our money is on yes...eventually.