By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Vince Carter has played his last game in the NBA. He is now officially a retired player.
Carter announced that the 2019-20 season would be his final campaign before the season began. Then, he signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
Unfortunately for Carter, the Hawks will not be one of the 22 teams that will be invited to Orlando when the NBA resumes their schedule. Each of the 22 teams will play eight more regular season games to determine the eight playoff teams.
Half Man-Half Amazing walks away from the game at 43-years-old. He is the first player in league history to play in four different decades.
Carter was the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. He was then traded to the Toronto Raptors in a draft-night deal featuring his former North Carolina teammate Antawn Jamison.
Throughout his career, he played for eight teams. He spent the most time with the Raptors.
Besides playing for the Raptors, he also played for the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, and the Phoenix Suns. He played in 1,541 games in his career.
In his career, he averaged 16.7 points per game in 30.1 minutes per game in the 1,541 games. He also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.6 blocks per contest.
During his final campaign in the league, he appeared in 60 games – all off the bench. He averaged 5.0 points per game in 14.6 minutes per contest with 2.1 rebounds per game, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks.
His final game of his career came on Wednesday, March 11th. This was the night that the league shut down following a positive test for the coronavirus by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
In an overtime loss to the New York Knicks in his final contest, he had five points in 12 minutes and 39 seconds on the court in a 136-131 loss at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
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