Hawks’ Vince Carter moves up to 19th in all-time scoring list
Vince Carter continues to defy logic as he enters his 22nd and final season in the NBA. While his stint with the Atlanta Hawks hasn’t resulted in a lot of wins, he’s clearly establishing his legacy there in his own way.
The veteran guard managed to climb up the all-time scoring list one final time during the Hawks’ 102-95 victory against the LA Clippers. The NBA was one of the first to congratulate the veteran guard for climbing up to 19th in the list to beat NBA legend Alex English.
— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 2020
It’s unlikely that Vince Carter will ever manage to catch up to Carmelo Anthony as he’s back playing regular basketball with the Portland Trail Blazers. Moreover, his averages of 4.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.9 assists a game is not doing them any favors.
However, Carter is just happy to be able to impact an NBA team this way. He’s the first to admit to fans that he didn’t see his career panning out this way.
“I tell you what, I was thankful that I was able to be there and see those guys win. I remember sitting next to Tracy (McGrady) and thinking, ‘Do you believe what’s about to happen?’ There was like two minutes left, and it was like, ‘Dude, this is unreal.’
Thankful, most of all. And I say that because I was an opponent for 22 years for most of these teams and obviously these are great organizations that are class acts and for them to do that is great.”
Carter remains a beloved figure by many fans as one of the most electrifying players of the 2000s. He will be sorely missed by the league once he does decide to hang them up.