Vince Carter isn’t letting a silly thing like age stop him from going out every night and doing all he can to help the Kings win games. When Sacramento took on LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Wednesday, Carter became the first 40-year-old player to score 20 points or more.
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The former Toronto Raptor looked as spry as ever in his 24 point game against the Cavs, but in a recent chapter of the Vince Carter Diary in the Undefeated, Carter reiterated he’d only give it one more year.
Following from Marc J. Spears,
It was just one night. If I played like that again, maybe I’d think about playing longer. But I still say one more year. That is just how I’ve been feeling. It is what it is. One more. I’d like to play one more year. Then, I’d probably just walk away.
Carter spent much of his 19-year career as an All-Star scorer playing for the Raptors and New Jersey Nets. Now in the twilight of his career, his time with the Kings will not lead to even the modest of goals in terms of winning.
Vince maintains that his place in Sacramento goes beyond what the results look like in the wins column.
I just want to be able to motivate people. It’s possible. That is kind of my [New Year’s] resolution. Touch more people that are considered the older age in sport and say it’s possible. That is kind of the stuff I was able to grasp at an early age. I prepared for this at this age. I didn’t just kind of decide at 40 that I was going to put this kind of work in. If that wasn’t the case, I don’t think I would have been playing [now].
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