Vince Carter returning for 22nd NBA season: “I'm coming back”
The 'Vinsanity' era is not over yet.
42-year-old Vince Carter announced he wants to play for a record-setting 22nd season in the the NBA.
No one has played more than 21 seasons.
The USA basketball star revealed his plans on ''Winging It'' podcast, speaking with Atlanta Hawks team mate, Kent Bazemore.
Carter told Bazemore, "I'm coming back". When asked if he will return to Atlanta, Carter said, "I would like to. We'll see what happens."
In July of 2018 Carter signed a one year deal with the Hawks: His eighth NBA team in 21 seasons.
Carter played in 76 games and averaged 7.4 points, with 17.5 minutes per game.
The eight-time All-Star ended the 2018-19 season with 25,430 career points and sits 23rd on the NBA's all-time scoring list
The American is a free agent in this offseason.
History to be made
Carter is currently the oldest player in the NBA and the fifth eldest in history.
If the veteran guard finds a team for the 2019-2020 season, Carter would become first NBA player in history to play a 22nd season.
Currently he is tied on 21 seasons with Robert Parish, Kevin Willis, Kevin Garnett and German Dirk Nowitzki who retired in April.
Carter would also become the first NBA player to have played across four decades if he plays next season.
Slam dunk King
At 1.98 metres tall, Carter is considered one of the greatest in-game dunker of all time.
Nowhere was that more evident than during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games final where Carter helped Team USA clinch gold over France.