In the closing minute of the TNT pregame show, Magic Johnson gave his assessment of the Nets' problems: "Vince Carter...his knees are gone. It’s over", adding that Carter was once "a superstar, now a regular player". Charles Barkley added, "I couldn't agree more." At halftime, Johnson said Carter cannot play at "the superstar level anymore". Barkley suggested Carter is in "a quick, rapid decline".
- Vince Carter's Decline (Video) - Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley & Magic Johnson - TNT Overtime (NBA.com)
- Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA- Thursday, January 24, 2008 - SportsFeatures