NBA: Vince Carter’s 22-year career officially over
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With the NBA returning this July with only 22 contenders, Vince Carter’s Hall of Fame-worthy career has finally come to an end.
Carter’s current team, the Atlanta Hawks, failed to make it to the 22-team cut-off as they are headed for the lottery.
In the process, Carter’s career came down to an abrupt and anti-climactic end.
Months ago, just a few moments before the NBA decided to suspend its 2020 season, Carter played his apparent final NBA game against the New York Knicks last March 12.
The Knicks were already on their way to a 136-131 victory when fans chanted “We want Vince!”
The 43-year-old entered and knocked down a triple. After the game, the veteran said that if it was indeed his finally, he was just happy to have made his final shot.
An 8-time all-star, Carter is the only player in NBA history to play at least 22 seasons and across 4 different decades.
Carter has career averages of 16.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 3.1 APG. He has scored 25,728 points in his career, which included stops with the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Hawks.