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NFT: Vince Carter officially announces retirement

adamg : 6/25/2020 10:08 am
Officially this time.

His dunks are immortal.
Greatest  
tyrik13 : 6/25/2020 10:34 am : link
Dunk king all time. He revolutionized the modern day dunk contest. Forever immortalized as one of the greatest to ever do it
Holy cow!  
lugnut : 6/25/2020 10:38 am : link
He's literally like 45 y.o. or thereabouts.
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/25/2020 11:09 am : link
Weird career. He exploded onto the scene so much so that I remember there were legitimate 'Kobe or Vince?' arguments in the very early '00s. Those quickly died.

He bounced around a lot, but his best years were with Toronto & NJ.

He'll make the HOF for sure since everyone in the NBA seemingly makes it.
obligatory  
mattlawson : 6/25/2020 11:10 am : link
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He was fun to watch with the Nets.  
Jerz44 : 6/25/2020 11:24 am : link
Those were some great years.

I saw some crazy stat like he played with or against 30-40-% of nba players who ever played.
Yeah...his resume is impressive...  
jonnyess : 6/25/2020 11:54 am : link
...and he was fun to watch, and I can't pinpoint it, but always found him kind of a chump.
so crazy  
lightemup : 6/25/2020 12:08 pm : link
i'll never forget his last points in the NBA. Right at the end of the last game before lockdown, he hits a 3 against the knicks. Can never get that image out of my head when thinking about his career
RE: Yeah...his resume is impressive...  
UConn4523 : 6/25/2020 12:35 pm : link
In comment 14924772 jonnyess said:
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...and he was fun to watch, and I can't pinpoint it, but always found him kind of a chump.


Same, I never liked him much when he was younger, probably because the dunking got old for me. But like TMac I thought they were both chokers.

Carter has grown on me though in the back half of his career and he’s a like able guy. Impressively long career.
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eric2425ny : 6/25/2020 12:55 pm : link
In comment 14924752 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Weird career. He exploded onto the scene so much so that I remember there were legitimate 'Kobe or Vince?' arguments in the very early '00s. Those quickly died.

He bounced around a lot, but his best years were with Toronto & NJ.

He'll make the HOF for sure since everyone in the NBA seemingly makes it.


He had knee issues at some point around year 4 if I remember correctly. It took away some of his explosiveness, but he was still able to play at a pretty high level.
eric  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/25/2020 1:44 pm : link
You're right. Those injuries definitely sapped him of his explosiveness.

UConn, I didn't like how he handled leaving Toronto. That left a sour taste in my mouth. But I agree...I've come to like him as his career went on. He's a pretty good podcaster too.
everyone talks about TB12  
UConn4523 : 6/25/2020 3:07 pm : link
but Vince Carter is basically the face of pro fitness, IMO. I can't equate the toughness it takes to get hit in football to the NBA but I can say that you absolutely need to be more fit overall to play in the NBA in your 40's.

I wish it got more attention because its extremely basic and simple, something easy for kids to gravitate towards and isn't full of marketing bullshit like TB12.
best dunker ever  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 6/25/2020 3:52 pm : link
in terms of aesthetics.

I do think it does need to be pointed out that guys like Kemp, Amar'e, Blake Griffin, Dr. J and LeBron dunked way more than Carter so I feel like you have to specify the "aesthetics" part of it. I think Carter, Kemp, Dr. J, Nique, and Griffin in some order are probably my Top 5 with Carter #1 when it comes to just aesthetics.

Very good player. Grant Hill/Vince Carter/Kobe were really the 3 guys who the league really tried to develop as the next face of the league after MJ. Kobe lived up to the hype and ended up an arguable Top 10 player ever, Grant Hill looked like he was destined to be a Top 50 player ever at the very least before the injuries, but Vince just never turned into THAT guy.

Such a fun athlete and a really weird NBA career. Definitely one of the most impressive NBA athletes ever when you combine the crazy longevity with the insane athleticism in his prime.
I think the only player to play  
Adam G in Big D : 6/25/2020 4:28 pm : link
in 4 different decades?
Like Carmelo Anthony...  
rmc3981 : 6/25/2020 8:19 pm : link
a great individual player but never a team player and he, like Carmelo, was never going to win anything.
Would have been his best dunk ever..............  
Ry in NY : 6/27/2020 7:14 pm : link
Saw him at a basketball camp like 4 years later and he said Cota still gives him noise for missing it.
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RE: I think the only player to play  
Greg from LI : 6/27/2020 10:20 pm : link
In comment 14924923 Adam G in Big D said:
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in 4 different decades?


Yes he is.
I can't believe how long he lasted  
Carson53 : 6/28/2020 10:51 am : link
Good for him, enjoy retirement.
Is he a HOFamer? I am not sure about that part.
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