Vince Carter announced during the Winging it Podcast that he is officially retired, “I’m officially done playing basketball professionally.”
Carter played for eight teams in his 22-year career, amassing eight All-Star Game appearances.
Carter played 22 NBA seasons after being drafted with the No. 5 pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. He is an eight-time All-Star and winner of the 1998-99 Rookie of the Year.
The North Carolina product played for the Hawks in 2018-19 and 2019-20, with Atlanta marking the last of eight teams in Carter’s long career. Carter hit a three from the top of the arc in his final NBA game, a loss to the Knicks in March prior to the COVID-19 suspension. Carter addressed the crowd postgame and said the contest vs. New York may be his last NBA game.
“Over the last two years, Vince Carter has been a committed leader, respected mentor and influential example on the court, in the locker room and in the Atlanta community,” the Hawks said in a statement on Thursday. Throughout his historic 22-year journey covering an unprecedented four different decades, his evolving career arc was perhaps like none other in league history – from Top 5 Draft Pick to Rookie of the Year to Slam Dunk Champion to superstar and eight-time All-Star to Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year and valuable role player.”
— NBA Japan (@NBAJPN) June 25, 2020
Vince Carter has officially announced his retirement after 22 NBA seasons.https://t.co/dftos4o8TN
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 25, 2020
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