July 05, 2020

Retired NBA Star Vince Carter's Daughter Kai Is All Grown & Looks like Her Mom's Mini-Me

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Retired NBA star Vince Carter's daughter Kai, who recently celebrated her 15th birthday, is all grown up now and it seems like she inherited her mom's beauty.

Vince Carter and his ex-wife Ellen Rucker's daughter Kai Michelle is growing up to be a beautiful woman just like her mom!

In her 15th birthday photos shared by Rucker on Instagram, Kai looks like her mom's mini-me as she poses with two little kids while beaming at the camera.



Kai is the only daughter born out of Carter and Rucker's marriage. The couple went their separate ways after getting a divorce back in 2007 following two years of marriage.

Carter's decision to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks was also influenced by the love for his daughter.


Even though Kai's parents are not together anymore, she is the apple of their eyes. Both of her parents are doing a good job of co-parenting their only child. 

Carter's decision to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks was also influenced by the love for his daughter. According to him, he wanted to be close to her so he could watch her playing varsity volleyball in high school. 


The former basketball ace did now want to miss out on his daughter's childhood. Not only does he want her to become a good athlete, but he also wants her to be a better person. 


Carter recently announced that he is done playing professional basketball in his podcast "Winging It With Vince Carter." He had previously announced that his 2019-2020 season with Atlanta Hawks would be his last.

Vince Carter in action against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on February 10, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. | Source: Getty Images


Kai is undoubtedly surrounded by love and is blessed to have a dad who supports her so much. Her mom, too, is a great role model for her. 

Fans might know Rucker as the ex-wife of an ace NBA star, but there is so much more to her. Along with being a doting mom, Rucker is also a passionate businesswoman and a doctor of chiropractic medicine. 

Rucker has also established herself as an entrepreneur with her own haircare line called "Rucker Roots." It is worth applauding that even though her life is so busy, she still manages to be available for her family.