Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ESPN)   After 22 years in the NBA, Vince Carter realizes he is almost old enough to be in that stay away from coronavirus age range and retires   (espn.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Basketball, National Basketball Association, Walt Disney, Slam dunk, Walt Disney World Resort, Shaquille O'Neal, Vince Carter, Michael Jordan  
•       •       •

331 clicks; posted to Sports » on 25 Jun 2020 at 2:35 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



17 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-06-25 12:56:14 PM  
One of the best dunkers ever. Enjoy your retirement, Vince.
 
2020-06-25 12:59:34 PM  

kdawg7736: One of the best dunkers ever. Enjoy your retirement, Vince.


He was more than that, tho. Stolen from Twitter:

Vince Carter retires as one of five players in NBA history to score more than 25,000 points, grab more than 5,000 rebounds, dish out more than 4,000 assists and make more than 500 made 3-pointers.

The other four are: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce and LeBron James.
 
2020-06-25 1:46:48 PM  
Nice. Ever since Toronto won it all, Vince is cool and should totally show up in the city now and then.
 
2020-06-25 2:39:44 PM  
Damnit! He was the only player older than me.
 
2020-06-25 2:44:45 PM  
media1.tenor.comView Full Size
 
2020-06-25 2:58:14 PM  
Probably the best example I can point to in the modern NBA of a superstar adapting to a diminished role and still contributing.  Would not surprise me to see him on a coaching track from this point.
 
2020-06-25 3:02:14 PM  
His longevity is borderline unheard of in NBA history.  A sport that requires that kind of stamina/cardio, he's a legend in my book.

Baseball players can toe the line, and tom brady is an aberration as well.  but how many guys made it in the NBA to 43? I need to research this.
 
2020-06-25 3:14:43 PM  

phedex: His longevity is borderline unheard of in NBA history.  A sport that requires that kind of stamina/cardio, he's a legend in my book.

Baseball players can toe the line, and tom brady is an aberration as well.  but how many guys made it in the NBA to 43? I need to research this.


Carter played in 22 NBA seasons over parts of four decades, both NBA records.
 
2020-06-25 3:20:39 PM  
I remember picking up a 2K game around 2014 after pretty much ignoring the NBA for a good while but hearing how decent the simulation aspect of the game was.

"Vince Carter is still playing? He is now a trey guy? Huh? How? When?"

It was like picking up Madden and discovering that Mike Alstott was now a red zone fade threat due to his leaping ability.
 
2020-06-25 3:26:56 PM  

WoodyHayes: I remember picking up a 2K game

Game of Zones - S5E7: NBA 1K
Youtube JtIY1Naxg0M

 
2020-06-25 3:30:11 PM  

phedex: His longevity is borderline unheard of in NBA history.  A sport that requires that kind of stamina/cardio, he's a legend in my book.


It's especially impressive considering he spent his "best" years (his highest scoring seasons and most Sportscenter highlight worthy dunks) in Toronto as an oft-injured, usually cranky head case whom virtually no one thought was taking his conditioning and overall development seriously.

Most NBA players who come out of the gate burning that brightly but also with some red flags at the start burn out just as quick. The fact he was able to turn it around and become the consummate professional for the last 2/3 of his career is pretty cool.
 
2020-06-25 3:56:05 PM  
I believe that means there are no more NBA players left from the 20th century.
 
2020-06-25 4:47:15 PM  
It was nice to see him get a send off of sorts during the finals last year.  Time does heal a lot of wounds.
 
2020-06-25 6:49:04 PM  

Myk-House of El: Probably the best example I can point to in the modern NBA of a superstar adapting to a diminished role and still contributing.  Would not surprise me to see him on a coaching track from this point.


Maybe the most graceful but I think the most shocking was Melo for the early part of this year.
 
2020-06-25 7:25:29 PM  

Killer Cars: phedex: His longevity is borderline unheard of in NBA history.  A sport that requires that kind of stamina/cardio, he's a legend in my book.

It's especially impressive considering he spent his "best" years (his highest scoring seasons and most Sportscenter highlight worthy dunks) in Toronto as an oft-injured, usually cranky head case whom virtually no one thought was taking his conditioning and overall development seriously.

Most NBA players who come out of the gate burning that brightly but also with some red flags at the start burn out just as quick. The fact he was able to turn it around and become the consummate professional for the last 2/3 of his career is pretty cool.


I'm not much of a basketball guy, but to me him choosing to attend his graduation ceremony right at the climax of his team's first-ever real post-season run.  He got a lot of flak for that in the press... but I had to (and still do) respect a person who understood that basketball was a game that he was playing for now, and that there would be an after at some point.  I doubt he even dreamed that the after would be so much later.  But it was the sign that despite the drama, his head was fundamentally on straight.
 
2020-06-25 11:50:15 PM  
Wanted him to ring chastise couple years wish he would have been in Toronto last year
 
2020-06-26 10:12:44 PM  

Kurohone: Killer Cars: phedex: His longevity is borderline unheard of in NBA history.  A sport that requires that kind of stamina/cardio, he's a legend in my book.

It's especially impressive considering he spent his "best" years (his highest scoring seasons and most Sportscenter highlight worthy dunks) in Toronto as an oft-injured, usually cranky head case whom virtually no one thought was taking his conditioning and overall development seriously.

Most NBA players who come out of the gate burning that brightly but also with some red flags at the start burn out just as quick. The fact he was able to turn it around and become the consummate professional for the last 2/3 of his career is pretty cool.

I'm not much of a basketball guy, but to me him choosing to attend his graduation ceremony right at the climax of his team's first-ever real post-season run.  He got a lot of flak for that in the press... but I had to (and still do) respect a person who understood that basketball was a game that he was playing for now, and that there would be an after at some point.  I doubt he even dreamed that the after would be so much later.  But it was the sign that despite the drama, his head was fundamentally on straight.


I think this video best sums it up:
Vince Carter's 10-year beef with Toronto included Nelly, a possible body slam, and so many injuries
Youtube lPHSr2keNBY
 
Displayed 17 of 17 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.