SAD NEWS: Another Nets Reveal Star Plans To Retire…

 

 

Four years after Vince Carter announced his retirement from the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets revealed plans to retire his No. 15 jersey.

The news came from the team on social media on Wednesday

Carter played for the Nets for four-plus seasons, back when they were still in New Jersey. Starring alongside Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson, he helped lead the Nets to three consecutive playoff appearances between 2005 and 2007.

Averaging 26.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 steals per game, the former lottery pick was stuffing the stat sheet.

However, shooting just 41.9 percent from the field, he wasn’t quite consistent enough to get New Jersey past the second round.

Carter will always be remembered for his time with the Toronto Raptors. Acquired in a draft day trade, ‘Air Canada’ quickly made a name for himself.

In just his second season, he was named an All-Star, and he continued to earn those honors for the next seven seasons.

As it often happens, wear and tear had a significant impact on his production as time went on. By the time the Florida native joined the Orlando Magic, his career was on the downswing, his famed athleticism slowly fading away.

Nonetheless, his scoring talent and playmaking ability carried him in his later years. As he grew into an elder statesman, accepting a sixth man role with the Dallas Mavericks, he helped them reach the NBA Playoffs as well. The same story with the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he would have his last three playoff runs.

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