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Vince Carter wins NBPA’s ‘Most Respected’ award

Vince Carter

Vince Carter, a former dunk contest winner, and a longtime player has won the NBPA’s ‘Most Respected’ award, given to the guy who is admired most by his peers.

Carter, a 20-year NBA veteran and likely a future Hall of Famer, earlier got the Backbone award for his stellar work helping the Sacramento Kings.

The 41-year-old is playing with the seventh different team of his legendary career. It is a career, mind you, that spans two decades. It also makes him one of just two players selected in the 1998 NBA Draft that remain active in the league today.

The former North Carolina Tar Heels star appeared in 58 games for the Sacramento Kings this past season, starting five times. He had a fine season, albeit in a smaller role, averaging 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting better than 48 percent from the floor, and nearly 35 percent from beyond the arc.

Carter is an eight-time NBA All-Star and ranks highly in a variety of all-time categories, including 22nd in points scored, eighth in made three-pointers, ninth in games played, 21st in minutes played and 40th in free throws made.

Basically, he has been a very good player for a rather lengthy period of time.