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Vince Carter shares if he plans to keep playing after this season


It is not official yet, but it seems like we have some good news in store. The 42-year old veteran Vince Carter seems to not be ready to call it quits after this season.

The Hawks veteran forward is playing in his record-breaking 21st season in the NBA, and as it seems he will be here for his 22nd season.

This is what Carter said on ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption on Thursday:

"I think I could stretch it out one more. At the end of the year, I usually assess from top to bottom to see how I'm feeling. And obviously, opportunity, when the phone call rings and teams show interest, that's a good thing."

"Me personally, I think I could give it another year so why not?" Carter added. "We'll see what happens."

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