Vince Carter plans to return for a record-breaking 22nd NBA season
Vinsanity will be entering another decade.
Atlanta Hawks swingman Vince Carter said this week that he wants to continue playing for at least another season in 2019/20.
“Yeah, I think I could stretch it out one more…I think I could give it another year, so why not?” said Carter while appearing on ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption on Thursday.
“We’ll see what happens.”
Carter, who turns 43 next January, will be participating in his 22nd NBA season if he is able to sign on with a team.
The significance of that? Well he will break the NBA record for most seasons played, and become the first player to have played in four different decades.
Carter began his career with the Toronto Raptors during the 1998/99 season, and has averaged 17.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists split between eight different teams in 1466 combined regular season games through his illustrious career.
He is currently excelling in his 21st season with the Hawks, averaging his highest point total since 2013/14. He also recently became the oldest player in NBA history to record at least 20 points in a game after sinking seven three-pointers for 21 points in the team’s 114-113 loss to the Miami Heat on Monday.
Jimmy Butler has chance to send Heat to Finals, can’t deliver after clanking wide open three off front of rim
The Miami Heat were so close to competing the comeback and heading off the NBA Finals.
They were down by two and had possession with less than 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Instead of managing the clock and waiting as long as possible to get a shot off, Butler tried to take advantage of having a wide open shot and fired off a transition three with no defenders around him with still 17 seconds left. Unfortunately for the Heat, Butler simply didn’t get enough lift into the shot and clanked it off the front of the rim.
By the end of it all, Celtics won by four and find themselves off to the next round while the Heat are forced to reminisce over what went wrong.
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Raptors forward Pascal Siakam selected to All-NBA third team
Pascal Siakam accomplished something that not a lot of players that failed to make the All-Star team can do.
The Toronto Raptors forward was officially selected to the 2022 edition of the All-NBA third team after receiving 42 third-team votes and seven second-team votes.
The 28-year old played exceptional on both ends of the floor, and bounced back after a rough pandemic-shortened campaign in Tampa Bay. He averaged 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists through 68 games in 2021/22.
Siakam is just the third player in franchise history to receive the honour (Vince Carter, DeMar DeRozan). It marks the second time in his career he was selected to an All-NBA team. He was previously selected to an All-NBA second team after an impressive All-Star season in 2019/2020.
Tiger Woods feels a lot better as be prepares to compete at PGA Championship
Tiger Woods admits he will never be 100% healthy again, and will be forced to be picky with which tournaments he decided to play moving forward.
But don’t worry Tiger fans, the 15-time major champion will only be participating if he feels he has a legitimate shot at winning. Ahead of the PGA championship later this week, Woods reveals he feels much better in comparison to how he felt the last time he competed on a golf course.
“Am I ever going to have full mobility? No. Never again…But I’ll be able to get stronger. It’s going to ache, but that’s the way it’s going to be” said Woods.
“I’m excited about (this week). I’m not going to play that much going forward, so anytime I do play, it’s going to be fun to play and to compete. There are only so many money games you can play at home.”
The 46-year old played at the Masters last month after a long layoff. Despite a strong start to the tournament, his durability eventually impacted his play and fell farther away from the leaderboard as the tournament progressed. He ended up finishing in 47th place with a 13-over 301.
The 2022 edition of the PGA Championship will take place at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma from May 19-22.