Vince Carter Officially Retires From The NBA

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As the NBA prepares to resume to the 2020 season in Florida, Hawks forward Vince Carter announced his retirement on The Ringer’s podcast ‘Winging It‘ on Thursday.

Vince Carter who was  one of the most popular Toronto  Raptors player ever, performed in the NBA for 22 seasons after being drafted with the No. 5 pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. He is an eight-time All-Star and winner of the 1998-99 Rookie of the Year.

Vince Carter was known for his spectacular dunks that included acrobatic prowess and the basketball scene is showing gratefulness for his contributions.

“Over the last two years, Vince Carter has been a committed leader, respected mentor and influential example on the court, in the locker room and in the Atlanta community,” the Hawks said in a statement on Thursday. Throughout his historic 22-year journey covering an unprecedented four different decades, his evolving career arc was perhaps like none other in league history – from Top 5 Draft Pick to Rookie of the Year to Slam Dunk Champion to superstar and eight-time All-Star to Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year and valuable role player.”