Another NBA player has reached the 25,000 point mark. 21-year veteran Hawks guard Vince Carter reached the milestone in style in Atlanta’s loss the other evening.
Amazingly, Carter did it with his signature move, as he scored it with a two-handed dunk.
In a tweet posted by the NBA, Atlanta honored Carter with a tribute video that showed the highlights of his long career.
The @ATLHawks honor Vince Carter for reaching 25,000 career points! #ThisIsWhyWePlay #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/sOm3ypU82r
— NBA (@NBA) November 24, 2018
The 42-year old is currently the oldest active player in the NBA. He along with the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki were the last remnants of the 1990s.
The truth is a number of players right now aren’t even born yet when these two began their careers.
Carter started his career with the Toronto Raptors in 1999 and quickly electrified the crowd with his seemingly impossible dunks. One highlight of his career occurred in the slam dunk contest of the 2000 NBA All-star game when he displayed what he is capable off.
He is known by several nicknames like “Vinsanity”, “Half-man/Half-amazing”, and Air Canada for his undeniably freakish skills. Now with the Hawks, he’s no longer as athletic, but is providing great mentoring to the young players around him.
Carter also played for the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings before ending up with the Hawks this season.
Though he might not play as well as he did in his younger years. Carter is expected to contribute for the 7th team he has ever played for. Not even a series of injuries before prevented him from having a long tenure in the league.