Jersey numbers can be quite controversial among players, but you can omit current Boston Celtics big man Al Horford and Atlanta Hawks wing player Vince Carter from that list.
After signing a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum with the Hawks this off-season, it has been reported that Vinsanity will dawn the No. 15 jersey this season, the same one that the former Atlanta center used to wear.
Many thought that Horford, who spent nine years with the club and led them to multiple playoff berths, would get offended upon hearing about it, but apparently, he is not, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“Vince is someone I look up to and I’m glad he’s wearing the number!”
In a world where it’s now so easy to offend people, it’s good to hear that both players share no animosity with each other despite the news.
Carter, who has worn this jersey number for the majority of his playing career, will look to bring the same level of veteran leadership that Horford once gave, as the Hawks begin their training camp on September 27.
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This season will be an uphill battle for the Hawks, who have the youngest team in the entire league, as they look to make an impact in the Eastern Conference. Although they have a bevy of talent at their disposal, it could take a while before they realize their full potential.
Still, Carter is definitely up for the challenge and he will look to use 20 years of NBA experience to help the team in whatever way he can.