You may have heard about an airplane that crash-landed in the Hudson River Thursday. Thanks to the US Airways pilot and the heroism of rescuers, all 155 people on board survived. The Nets' Vince Carter saw it all unfold from his high-rise apartment in Weehawken, N.J.
From the Newark Star-Ledger's Dave D'Alessandro (link courtesy of TrueHoop):
"I was just sitting there, looking out the window -- dead even where the plane hit," Carter said before tipoff against the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night. "... I was just sitting in the bedroom, and ... I thought I was watching TV. It landed like it was a movie. It hit like nose first, and you could (hear) the impact. Couldn't believe it. Just couldn't believe it."
UPDATE: The Nets have invited the pilot who guided the plane into the water, Chesley B. Sullenberger III, and his co-pilot to the Nets-Celtics game Saturday at the Meadowlands, where they will be honored as heroes. "We would be thrilled to have them attend the game as our guests so they can receive the recognition they deserve," Nets spokesman Barry Baum said.