Vince Carter says this will likely be his last season
The Half-Man, Half-Amazing show is nearing its final curtain call.
Speaking with reporters on Thursday during a conference call for the Jr. NBA World Championships, veteran swingman Vince Carter discussed his future.
“I still want to play the game,” said the 41-year-old, per ESPN’s Ian Begley. “Whatever minutes are there, I want [them] … It’s a love. It’s tough to walk away. Obviously when it’s time, it’s time. But I’m still passionate about it.”
The eight-time All-Star Carter also revealed that he is “90-something percent” sure that he will retire after the 2018-19 campaign and is planning to pursue a broadcasting career for his next gig.
Carter, who signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks this offseason, can still play — he averaged 11.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per 36 minutes for the Sacramento Kings last season. But he is the oldest active NBA player right now and is entering the 21st season of his illustrious career.
So while Carter is still capable of some vintage Vinsanity moments, enjoy them while you can because they probably aren’t too many of them left.