Earlier this year
Vince Carter announces his retirement
No surprise given the situation and previous statements, but he's now confirmed it.
After 22 seasons in the NBA, Vince Carter is hanging up his threads and calling it a career.
The 43-year-old on Thursday announced that he is "officially done playing basketball professionally" on his podcast "Winging It With Vince Carter."
Carter had previously announced that the one-year deal he signed with the Atlanta Hawks for the 2019-2020 season would be his last. However, after the season was abruptly suspended on March 11 due to the pandemic, his playing career was left hanging in the balance.
Carter began his career in 1998 with the Toronto Raptors, where he won Rookie of the Year in his first season. He would go on to make eight All-Star teams.
Across his 22-season career, he played for the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks.Have to admire the fact that he went from dunker/scorer to such a long stint in the league. Having the three-point shot in his arsenal would've helped, but no doubt being able to adapt to a declining/veteran role after having such a showy reputation was a factor also.