Vince Carter wants to come back for a 22nd season, but Gilbert Arenas takes exception.
Vince Carter was once called Half Man, Half Amazing two decades ago. It’s unfathomable to imagine that he was drafted in the last century and still wants to play in the NBA.
Blame it on enthusiasm and love for the game, blame it on evolved training methods or eating habits, but the manner in which he still has shown flashes, albeit brief, muted and fleeting, of the aerial dominance he once displayed as a neophyte wave of the future swingman out of Carolina waaaaay back in 1998.
The man just turned 42 in January and yet his love for the game has never faltered. In the past, some of the greatest to ever play the game retired with some tread left on the tire, Kobe Bryant immediately comes to mind.
But as for Vince, he ’bout to ride it to his wheels fall off, apparently.
And it’s all good as far as I’m concerned. If he can get picked up and contribute to a team then why not? He averaged 7.4 pts, 2 rebounds and 1 assist for the Atlanta Hawks last season.
However, into every garden, a snake must crawl, so in comes Gilbert Arenas. Always something of a “controversial” figure since his gun-clapper days with the Washington Wizards, the 37-year-old Arenas has been even more insufferable ever now that he’s being sought out for his basketball opinion more frequently these days. He probably wishes it was him.
Though it’s difficult to gauge the next man’s intentions, you tell us if it sounds like ol’ boy is hating or not. Maybe he’s just trying to get VC to hurry up and go the Big3 already. But we like the idea of Carter giving it one more go, if anybody will pick him up that is.
When or if Vince comes back next season he’ll be the first player in history to have played in the NBA in 4 different decades.