Venerable Vince Carter is the NBA’s grand old man, and his grandest times came in a Nets uniform. Carter, who brought his Kings into Brooklyn on Wednesday night, said he’d love to have that uniform hanging from the rafters in Barclays Center. Just not yet. “Of course,” Carter said of having his jersey retired by the Nets, for whom he played five high-flying seasons. “When you hear people talk about it, of course. For years to come, you walk in here and see your name in the rafters in an arena, a professional arena, that’s your dream come true for every player. “It’s a goal for guys. It means you’ve had a phenomenal career for that team. I would never tell them no, I’ll tell you that.” Carter has played 20 years in the NBA, this one with Sacramento, but arguably he had his greatest years with the Nets. New Jersey acquired him from Toronto in December 2004, and saw his production spike from 15.9 points to 27.5 the rest of that season. In five years, he helped the Nets make the playoffs three times and averaged 23.6 points.
Vince Carter: A ‘dream come true’ if Nets retire my jersey
New York Post | Dec 21