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Vince did the wrong thing by giving in

Vince Carter did the wrong thing by listening to his critics and giving his All-Star starting spot to Michael Jordan.

Updated: April 15, 2003, 5:21 PM ET
By David Aldridge | Special to ESPN.com

Well, thank God we can get on with our lives.

Vince Carter gave up his starting spot in the All-Star Game. Does this mean he's a good guy now?

If only it were that simple, like pro wrestling, when a bad guy suddenly "turns" and becomes a good guy in the blink of an eye. Vince put Michael Jordan in a headlock on Sunday just before tipoff, and made Jordan go out there in his place, and he is suddenly not selfish, not boorish, not stupid.

Maybe he wasn't any of those things to begin ...

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