Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Vince Carter hopes to play at least two more seasons in the league.
In an interview with ESPN on Sunday, Carter, heading into his 19th NBA season, confidently stated his intentions.
“We know number (season) 19 is definitely gonna go down”, Carter said. “But I’m shooting for 20. We’ll see what happens after that”.
Carter, 39, signed a three-year deal with the Grizzlies back in the summer of 2014. He’s due to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, which means retiring as a member of the Grizzlies isn’t guaranteed.
In 1,274 career games, Vince Carter has scored 23,969 points, grabbed 5,913 rebounds, and dished out 4,377 assists.
Carter hopes to join Kobe Bryant as being the only two players in NBA history to play 20 seasons in the league. His passion for Basketball is something many admire, for playing two decades in a league as physical and energy-consuming as the NBA is far from easy.
“My love for the game”, Carter said when asked what keeps bringing him back. “Nothing else. I just love to play; It’s not out of me yet. When I don’t want to play, when I don’t want to put the work in anymore, that’s when I step away from the game.
“But right now, I still love it”.