Carter says record 22nd season will be his last

Vince Carter said Wednesday that the 2019-20 season will his last in the NBA, which would give the high-flying small forward the record for most seasons played in league history.
On ESPN’s “The Jump,” Carter said that his 22nd season will be his final one, putting the end to a memorable career that saw him play in eight All-Star Games after earning the 1998-99 NBA Rookie of the Year award.
Other players with 21 seasons in the league include Robert Parish, Kevin Willis, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki.

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“I got one more in me,” the 42-year-old Carter said. “I got one more run in me.”
Carter played for the Atlanta Hawks this past season, his eighth team after starting his career with the Toronto Raptors. He has scored 17.2 points per game with 3.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds, while also playing for the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings.
Set to be a free agent, Carter still must find a team interested in his services. He scored 7.4 points per game in 76 contests with the Hawks this past season while playing on a one-year, $2.4 million contract. He started nine games.
One of those starts was in the Hawks’ season opener. At 41 years and 264 days old, he was the second oldest player to start a season opener after Parish (42 years, 65 days). Carter would break Parish’s record if he started the season opener next season.
Carter has the fifth-most games played in NBA history at 1,481, is sixth in all-time 3-point field goals made at 2,229, and 20th all-time in scoring at 25,430 points.
Carter has long been known for his leaping ability, and his legend grew with a victory in the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend. His dunk in the 2000 Summer Olympics over 7-foot-2 center French center Frederic Weis cemented his status as high-flier.
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