Former Nets star Vince Carter’s home burglarized, nearly $100K taken

Vince Carter (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

An Atlanta home belonging to former Nets superstar Vince Carter was the scene of a big-money burglary late Sunday night, police said.

Authorities say “a large amount of $100 bills” were found “spilled on the ground” outside the residence, according to an incident report. About $16,000 was recovered, but that amount was only some of the $100,000 that Carter, 45, had inside a closet, he told police.

Officials also found two pistols at the scene — one of which they say was owned by a member of the Carter family, and the other likely belonging to a suspect.

A front window was broken at the home, which is located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. The retired athlete’s wife, Sondi Carter, said she heard someone going through different rooms in their home.

Officials say they came away with a fingerprint from the scene but haven’t named a suspect. Vince Carter, who spent the final two seasons of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks, has not publicly commented.

No injuries were reported.

The 6-foot-6 Carter was an eight-time All-Star in 22 seasons, averaging 16.7 points per game for his career. He played five seasons with the Nets from 2004 to 2009, averaging 23.6 points per game with the team.

Carter, who retired from the NBA in 2020, is now a basketball analyst for ESPN. He won the NBA Slam Dunk Conest in 2000, and also played with the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings.