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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  16 responses

Vince Carter: ‘I Still Want to Play a Couple More Years’


The artist once known as Half Man-Half Amazing, now 34 years old and a shell of his former self, insists that he has a couple of seasons left in him (despite the uncertainty of his own contractual situation.) From The Dayton Beach News-Journal: “[Vince] Carter can only think of a handful of guys who, like him, have now been part of two NBA lockouts — this one and the 1998-99 lockout that shortened his rookie season. By pro basketball standards, it’s sorta like meeting a guy who fought in both world wars. ‘This time is different,’ Carter said Wednesday during a midday break at his Vince Carter Basketball Academy at Mainland High. It sure is. Last time, he knew where he was going and what would be asked of him once the games began. This time, well, who knows? ‘It’s just a waiting game,’ he said, stating the obvious. ‘It’s a tough position to be in.’ ‘Tough,’ of course, is relative. It’s tough for anyone to be in the dark as far as their work future, but it must help to know the bills will be paid. Assuming the Suns pass on picking up the final year of Carter’s deal, at a whopping $18.9 million, Carter will reportedly still walk away with a $4 million buyout, and also be free to shop for a new employer. And he will shop, he insists. ‘You may not know where, but you have to be ready to play. I still want to play a couple more years,’ said Carter, who shows no interest of playing overseas during the lockout, as others have talked about. ‘I’d rather just wait and see what happens.’”

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  • Reel

    He can still score with ease and I know he still has a lot left

  • BAWSE

    Maybe the Lakers or really the Celtics would be a good look.

  • BRAVO

    He wants to play ntill he has 15 years under his belt. Toronto days were crazy man

  • Shine

    CHICAGO

  • Charles

    Hang em Wince! I’m still bitter about how you gave up on Toronto…

  • Rainman

    well then ur a delusional fool then.

    Sincerely , a Phoenix Suns Fan.

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    Chi Town

  • Rainman

    smh @ ppl that think he has a lot left, he has things physically, but mentally dude isnt there, he isnt focused…this is coming from a Suns fan that watched him play from December on…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    He has two years left at the most.

  • Rainman

    ^ Key Words, at Most. IF he’s used as a player coming off the bench in at least one of those years.

  • Teezy

    Magic fan here. You gotta like his charisma. That’s about it. After awhile, it became annoying seeing the guy on the floor like someone swung at his face with a bat. WHenever he did have decent games, they’d be followed by a 12 point performance. I always rooted for him and always thought, even in his last season with them, that he was an all-start with NJ. Vince retired after coming to Orlando.

  • Will Lee

    some scoring sparks as a 6th man definitely. his problem is not much defense. He can defo be a Jason Terry on any team.

  • Darren

    He should go back to Toronto and soak in the adulation before he retires.

  • Mr. Wet

    He’d be a good fit in Chi-town. Possibly Dallas depending on what happens with their FA gaurds. I’m sure there are plenty of non playoff teams that wouldn’t mind him either.

  • stayweird38

    Chicago doesn’t want this old scrub. We need a young 2 guard we can get going with drose like. Oj mayo. Jr smith. Or Monta Ellis

  • Rob Cooper

    Toronto despises Vimce for quitting on them, so he wouldn’t be welcomed back. Sadly he’s burned most of his bridges by whining and not playing any D. Maybe the Bobcats, or Clippers would have him.

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