Vince Carter is old enough to be Trae Young’s dad. No, seriously.
At 42, Carter is actually a year older than Young’s real-life father, and his career stretches longer than Young, and two other Hawks teammates (Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish), have even been alive.
Vince Carter was born on January 6th, 1977 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He played college at UNC before being drafted 5th overall by the Warriors (who swapped picks with the Raptors) in the 1998 NBA Draft.
Since then, dude has become nothing short of a basketball legend. His high-flying dunks, scoring talents, and strong leadership were noticed by the community, earning him 8 All-Star selections, 2 All NBA selections, and the 1999 Rookie of the Year.
Surprisingly, that career has continued through today, where the veteran guard is expected to play in his record-breaking 22nd NBA season. Although his skill set is not nearly what it used to be, his presence will make an impact on the Hawks this year. He can provide leadership and guidance to the young guys while scoring a bucket or two on the court as well.
With his age and his mileage, what we are seeing from him is truly unprecedented. We might never see this degree of longevity again, and the numbers truly do put things into perspective.