22 seasons later, Vince Carter has decided to retire from professional basketball.
The 43-year-old announced that he is "officially done playing basketball professionally" on his podcast "Winging It With Vince Carter."
Carter, who signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks for the 2019-2020 season, had previously announced his retirement but the uncertainty was still in the air due to the Coronavirus. Since Atlanta was not invited to the resumed season in Orlando, Carter has now retired.
Carter kicked off his career with the Toronto Raptors back in 1998, and is the only player in the history of the league to play in four different decades. Aside from his eight All-Star selections, 'Vinsanity' won Rookie of the Year in 1999 and the dunk contest in 2000.
During his career, 'VC' played for the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks. He competed in 1541 games and averaged 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
All-Star Trae Young, who played with Carter the last two season at Atlanta, thanked him for his time in the NBA.
An era has come to an end, and there's no more players that were drafted the 90s left in the NBA.