Vince Carter Reveals Next Season Will be His Last in the NBA

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The elder statesman of the NBA will be walking away from the game after his 22nd season in the league.

Vince Carter, an eight-time All-Star who electrified the league with his gravity-defying dunks, announced that the 2019-20 season will be his last.

Carter's 22nd season will break a tie with Dominique Wilkins, Kevin Garnett, and Dirk Nowitzki for the most by one player in NBA history.

Carter, who played last season with the Atlanta Hawks while serving as a pseudo-mentor for Trae Young, made his name north of the border, where he and Tracy McGrady helped establish the Toronto Raptors as a legit NBA franchise. A trade to New Jersey didn't slow him down, as he became the Nets' cornerstone during the late 2000s.

Since then, Carter has bounced around the league, serving as a quality veteran addition of the bench for the last decade.

Of course, no summation of the 42-year-old baller's career would be complete without mentioning his 2000 Dunk Contest performance that hasn't been equalled to this day, or the time when he jumped OVER 7-foot-2 center Frederic Weis.

The last holdover from the high-flying, physical era that the late 90s and early 2000s were, Carter's presence around the game today is immeasurable. Seeing No. 15 slam one home will be sorely missed.