He was Public Enemy No. We’ll give you the latest news when it becomes available, or feel free to add some more selections to your settings. What many suspected would be the case that night became reality: The clock had run out on Carter’s career, too. Customize your lineup with your favourite leagues and teams. WATCH | Carter leaves behind complicated Toronto legacy: What many suspected would be the case that night became reality: The clock had run out on Carter's career, too. Customize your Sportsnet lineup for the latest news from your favourite leagues and teams. With largely hyped victory tours for Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki this past year, Carter’s next season, in which he’ll once again be the oldest player in the league, is sure to be a fun one. Young flipped the ball back to Carter, who took an uncontested three-pointer. This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. He was then traded to the Toronto Raptors for the fourth overall pick, Antawn Jamison, Carter's college teammate and friend. “Vince is probably the main one for us. Carter was initially drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft. © 2000-2020 Rogers Media. “Him being here has helped me tremendously, especially with him knowing how to handle the spotlight and the bright lights,” Young said. He spent the 2018-19 season with the Atlanta Hawks — his eighth NBA destination — and averaged 7.4 points on more than 40 percent shooting at 42 years old. Carter’s last game was March 11, a contest the Hawks lost at home in overtime to New York. Carter scored 25,728 points in his career, 19th-most in NBA history. Thank you for laying the foundation of basketball in Canada. Ad Choices He checked in while the crowd roared. Once you sign up, feel free to post as you'd like. The Raptors paid tribute to their former star on Twitter. In his third attempt of the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Raptors' Vince Carter all but eliminates the competition with his iconic between-the-legs dunk. In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. I was kind of looking forward to it but dreading it at the same time because, yes, it would have been a celebration, the good old times, the good old boys are getting back together to reminisce, but my approach was yes, it's fun but I still want to play the game the right way.". Terms of Service. You can go and golf now,' it's been easier.". After all, when Carter began his pro career with the Raptors, the NBA was in the midst of a bitter labour dispute that wiped out most of the first half of his rookie season. How do I vote in my state in the 2020 election? We didn't recognize that password reset code. “Thank you Vince!” the fans roared, over and over. permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com. “It's an unbelievable feeling,” Carter said of his healed relationship with the city he started in. You can go and golf now,’ it’s been easier.”. All rights reserved. Carter appeared in 1,541 NBA games, behind only Robert Parish (1,611) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560) on the league’s all-time list. We want Vince!”. Watch episodes from past seasons of "I'm officially done playing basketball professionally," he said. Last season for the Atlanta Hawks, Carter shot 38.9% from downtown and averaged a robust 15.2 points per 36 minutes, proving he can still be a useful player even in his 21st season. When Carter finally took the court, he began a dazzling career that featured 10 straight trips to the All-Star Game in his prime and evolved into a role as the league’s sage senior citizen, essentially a player-coach who advised and moulded the next generation of stars. ATLANTA—Vince Carter leaned back in his seat, dabbed his eyes and struggled to contain his emotions. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. ", First published on June 25, 2020 / 1:14 PM. “I just think that after next season it is time,” he said on ESPN's "The Jump". From 1998 to 2019, Vince Carter’s best dunk from each season! expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Toronto WATCH | Vince Carter's famous appearance at 2000 dunk contest: Carter scored 25,728 points in his career, 19th-most in NBA history. Carter won the NBA rookie of the year award in 1999, and the dunk contest in 2000 while with Toronto. Vince Carter puts on a show in legendary 2000 Slam Dunk Contest | NBA Highlights, Vince Carter dunks over french player. Follow Lila Bromberg on Twitter @lilabbromberg. presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. Carter said he will still play the game of basketball — for fun. Vince Carter just announced on The Jump that this upcoming year will be his final year playing in the NBA pic.twitter.com/XFQGFJ14WK. He averaged 23.4 points per game in Toronto, but it was his highlight-reel dunks that brought him international attention and raised the profile of basketball in Canada marking the beginning of a new wave of Canadian basketball. Select additional sports and leagues you’re interested in from the list below. He played just over six seasons for the Raptors before they traded the eight-time all-star to New Jersey. His final season was shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Hawks will not be part of the 22 teams headed to the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, next month for the planned resumption of NBA play. Pierce heard them. "I'm officially done playing basketball professionally," Carter said on The Ringer's Winging It podcast. 48 Hours. Carter will be most remembered though for his days with the Toronto Raptors, where he helped transform the Canadian city into a basketball fanbase and shocked the world with his crazy dunks. "I could never picture it, imagine it, as much as I tried, I could never put the story together and it got to the point where I was going to let it happen however it happens," Carter said of his final game and his final Toronto game. | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. The Hawks quickly lauded Carter for what he's done, not just in two years with Atlanta but over the totality of his career. “If it ended today,” Carter said, “at least I scored my last basket. Memphis guard Vince Carter, 40, is not ready to retire and is hoping to sign with a team, which will give him 20 years in the NBA as a player. “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-five 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,” the Hawks said on their website. You can follow him on Twitter @aaronbenrose or on Facebook @AllRaptors. Comments are welcome while open. A look inside the case against Todd Mullis, a Iowa farmer accused of killing his wife with a farm tool. "It wasn't a painful blow hearing it or reading it or talking about it, I kinda was already there," he said. After his first season in Toronto, Carter was named the rookie of the year. Carter sank his last shot, a 3-pointer against the New York Knicks, on March 11, which made it easier for him to move on, he said. Months later, as a member of Team USA, Carter also famously dunked over Frédéric Weis, a 7-foot 2-inch player with the French National Team, during a game against France in the 2000 Olympics. He came into the league in 1998-99 with the Toronto Raptors, a year truncated by an NBA lockout. Yet, after almost 22 seasons in the NBA, longer than anyone else has ever played the game at its highest level, this still seemed too quick, too sudden.

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