Hawks’ John Collins sends heartfelt message to Vince Carter amid uncertainty of NBA season
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Still praying it doesn’t have to end like this…..But regardless, I wanted to let you know you are truly appreciated. From a child watching in awe, to young man able to share this amazing journey with you. 22 years in, and still willing to lay it all in the line. Thank you VC, you will be missed. #MasterYoda #LivingLegend
You’re not alone, John Collins.
In his post, Collins wished the season will eventually continue and that Carter can finish out his record-setting 22nd campaign on his own terms. With the 2019-20 campaign set to be VC’s last, it’s likely that fans may have seen the final game of Vinsanity last Wednesday.
News of the suspension broke out while the Hawks were hosting the New York Knicks at the State Farm Arena. The suddenness of it all certainly caught everyone off guard. However, everyone soon realized that the ongoing contest against the Knicks could very well be Carter’s last.
With the Knicks on their way to the road win, Hawks fans at the arena pleaded for coach Lloyd Pierce to put Carter in the game. Pierce obliged as Carter entered the game for the final seconds with Atlanta in possession.
Rightfully so, the Hawks and the Knicks gave Mr. Half Man/Half Amazing what could be one more final shot in his storied NBA career. The 43-year old caught a set-up pass from Trae Young, rose up for a top of the key triple, and befittingly knocked it down much to the delight of everyone in attendance.
After the game, Vince Carter admitted it was a “weird” way to go out. However, he did say he was “at peace” if Wednesday night was indeed his last dance in the NBA.