Vince Carter’s demise was greatly exaggerated.

At his peak, Carter dazzled with the Toronto Raptors, performing high-flying dunks and making the impossible seem routine. An all-star for eight straight seasons, Carter’s ridiculous athletic ability made him a fan favorite.

Although his play naturally declined with age, by the early part of this decade, at close to 35 years-old, he was still an efficient scorer averaging around 10-15 points per game. Nevertheless, many were ready to call his career over…

Now, at 40, and playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, Carter has adjusted his game to become a veteran scorer off the bench, and sometimes he will show flashes of brilliance from early in his career.  On Monday night against the Bucks, Carter turned back the clock, scoring 24-points on a perfect 8 for 8 shooting, including 6 for 6 from the three-point line. He also threw one down like the old days…

Seems like even at 60, he still will be hoopin’. Vince may have lost a step, but contrary to the popular belief a while back, the future Hall of Famer’s career wasn’t over. Carter’s still got game.


About Liam McGuire

Social +Staff writer for The Comeback & Awful Announcing.