Vince Carter Becomes Longest Tenured Player in NBA History.
The 42-year-old will play in his 22nd and
final season after agreeing to a one-year
deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
He is currently tied with four other players at 21 years in the league.
Carter spent last season with Atlanta, averaging 7.4 points in 76 games as mostly a bench player.
The eight-time NBA All-Star was
originally drafted fifth overall in 1998
out of UNC by the Golden State Warriors.
He was then soon traded to the
Toronto Raptors, where he spent
the first seven seasons of his career.
Carter hold a lifetime scoring average of
17.2 PPG in nearly 1,500 games and
a Rookie of the Year award.
He also won the league Slam Dunk competition
in 2000 and has taken home two gold medals
with Team USA in the Olympics.