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Future Hall of Famer Vince Carter announces he’ll retire after next season

Vincent Frank
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best NBA players of his generation will soon call it quits. Vince Carter announced on ESPN’s “The Jump” Wednesday that he will retire following the 2019-20 season.

Carter, 42, just finished up his 21st season in the NBA. He’s tied with a number of other players for the longest tenure in Association history.

A member of the Atlanta Hawks in 2018-19, Carter continued to dazzle onlookers. He averaged 7.4 points while shooting 39% from three-point range.

Carter is slated to become a free agent in July. Having never won a title, it will be interesting to see if he looks to latch on with an NBA Championship contenter.

Originally a first-round pick of the Golden State Warriors, Carter never suited up for the team. He was traded on draft day to the Toronto Raptors.

He was linked to Golden State in the past. It’s something that could come up again should Kevin Durant depart in free agency.