Future Hall of Famer Vince Carter officially retired from the NBA on Thursday, calling it a career after 22 seasons in the league.
Carter retires at the age of 43, with 25,728 points which places him at 19th in league history.
Carter was an eight-time all-star, two-time All-NBA player, and a 2000 Olympic Gold medalist.
He gained worldwide attention with his show-stealing performance at the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
While speaking Thursday on The Ringer’s “Winging It With Vince Carter” podcast he officially called it a career.
“It’s kind of a cool situation for me because I came into the league on a shortened season and I walk away from the league on a shortened season,” Carter said on the “Winging It” podcast.
“So for me, it’s just kind of a unique situation.”
Thank you, Vince ❤️
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In a completely unique twist, Carter started his career cementing his place as one of the greatest – if not the greatest – in-game dunker off all time and leaves the game with his last made basket as a three-pointer.
As he got deeper into his career he turned into a reliable three-point shooter leaving the game sixth all-time in made three’s with 2,290.
Carter began his career with the Raptors in 1998-99 season and has played for eight teams over his career.