Vince Carter has defied every spectrum of what it’s like to be an NBA player at 40 years of age. The Memphis Grizzlies forward eclipsed Hall of Famer Allen Iverson for 23rd in the NBA’s all-time scoring list in a Wednesday night 95-91 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The North Carolina alum had tied Iverson with a couple of free throws, but railed a three-pointer (his only basket of the game) with 48.5 seconds left to pull the Grizzlies within one.
Vince Carter passes Allen Iverson (24,368) on the All-time scoring list!
— ユタ州 (@yutahjazz) February 16, 2017
Half-man, half-amazing now has 24,371 career points while playing for six teams during his soon-to-be 19-year career. The 40-year-old said prior to the start of the season that he might have another couple of years in him.
Vince Carter is still getting consistent minutes under head coach David Fizdale and with 24 games left, could still pass sharpshooter Ray Allen for the 22nd all-time spot, if he could tally 132 more points in the final three months of the season.
Vince passed A.I. on the all-time scoring list tonight.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 16, 2017