Vince Carter, in his 18th NBA season, plans to play next season and beyond. And while two decades in the League is something few players have accomplished, Carter’s legacy was solidified before his 30th birthday.

Debuting in Toronto as a 22-year-old rookie during the 1998-99 season, Carter took the NBA by storm with his prolific aerial talents. He ignited Canada’s great passion for the game, and turned heads around the globe as the NBA’s worldwide appeal skyrocketed.

While Carter left Toronto on a bitter note, Raptors fans have once again come to embrace Carter for his unique talent, the likes of which the NBA had never seen.

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