43-year old Vince Carter announced his official resignation on Thursday from his 22-season basketball career. Although he had previously planned to retire after his one-year 2019-2020 contract with the Atlanta Hawks, the season was suspended abruptly in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although the NBA reported plans to resume the season in July, the Hawks were not one of the 22 teams invited – citing a poor performance record. Carter’s career began in 1998 and was named Rookie of the Year during his first season with the Toronto Raptors. He went on to join eight all-star teams during the course of his career and was famous for his high-flying acrobatic dunk shots. Among his great achievements is winning the 2000 dunk contest – which was one of the league’s most historic showcases.
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