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Vince Carter had no plans of ending his NBA career, and made it clear that he wanted to return this season. Now it looks like he’s going to get his wish.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Carter will be returning to the NBA for his 22nd season, signing a deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
Free agent Vince Carter has agreed to a deal to return to the Atlanta Hawks, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 5, 2019
This fall, once Vince steps onto the court, he will become the first player in NBA history to have played in 22 seasons. Even more interesting is that if he plays into 2020, he will become the first player in NBA history to play in four separate decades.
Now that Dirk has retired, Carter, 42, is the oldest player in the League.
Although his scoring average last year of 7.4 ppg with the Hawks is well below his career average of 17.2 ppg, the 10x All Star can still play. And with such a young roster, including franchise player Trae Young, who was born a few months after Vince was drafted in 1998, having a veteran on the squad like Vinsanity can help in the development of the young ballers.