Giannis Antetokounmpo, Vince Carter swap jerseys after Bucks-Hawks game
Greek Freak x Half-Man Half-Amazing jersey swap 🔥 pic.twitter.com/IV5bMu6z1C
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 13, 2019
A trend that was initially started by Dwyane Wade, the swapping of jerseys is starting to become a part of the league’s culture as a sign of respect to retiring players who have a significant contribution in the game.
However, Carter has publicly stated that he still wants to play one more season. There’s a growing clamor for his return to the Toronto Raptors, but there’s no guarantee that his former team would be willing to have him back.
In his 20 seasons in the league, Vince Carter has career averages of 17.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. He’s mostly known for his ferocious and jaw-dropping dunks that earned him the monicker “Half Man, Half Amazing.”
He’s dedicated the last couple of years of his career in serving as a veteran presence to young and talented teams like the Hawks. He’s also spent time with the Orlando Magic, the Sacramento Kings, the Dallas Mavericks, the Memphis Grizzlies, the New Jersey Nets, and the Phoenix Suns.
However, he’s never been able to get past the second round of the playoffs. A championship has eluded him throughout his career.
Still, Carter is one of the most successful and prominent basketball players in the league, and once he decides to call it quits, he will surely be a candidate to be part of the Hall of Fame.