Vince Carter announces he will return for record 22nd NBA season
Vince Carter may never retire from the NBA.
In an appearance on the “Winging It” podcast that he hosts with Atlanta Hawks teammate Kent Bazemore, Carter announced on Tuesday that he plans to return next year to play in his 22nd NBA season, which would be a record.
“I’m coming back,” Carter said emphatically, via Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Carter spent the 2018-19 season with the Hawks and averaged 7.4 points while playing 17.5 minutes per game. He said he is hoping he will be able to return to Atlanta, but it sounds like he intends to play either way.
Both Carter and Dirk Nowitzki just completed their 21st NBA seasons, which is tied for the most seasons ever with Robert Parish, Kevin Garnett and Kevin Willis. The 42-year-old set a major milestone with a dunk this past season, and he now ranks 20th in NBA history with 25,430 points.