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Vince Carter Just Announced When He'll Retire From The NBA

Vince Carter playing for the Raptors.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 13: Vince Carter #15 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after hitting a three-point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first half at State Farm Arena on March 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Vince Carter's long NBA career finally has an expiration date. The ageless shooting guard announced this afternoon that next season, his 23rd in the NBA, will be his last.

Carter is an impending free agent. He spent this past season with the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and shooting 39 percent from three-point range.

Today, on ESPN's The Jump, Carter revealed that he has decided he will hang his sneakers up in 2020.

"I got one more in me, one more run in me," Carter said.

In 22 NBA seasons, Carter has scored 25.430 points. He entered the league as a freak athlete and became known for his dunking ability, but has lasted this long because of much more than that.

The 1998-99 NBA Rookie of the Year, Carter is an eight-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA player. He'll one day be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

Hopefully, a team in need of some veteran leadership and capable outside shooting will sign him up for the farewell he deserves next season.