On Thursday, Vince Carter announced his retirement.
It brings an end to an incredible NBA career, one that spans a record-setting four decades. It started with the Toronto Raptors, where Carter became a household name, and ended with the Atlanta Hawks, where he served as a mentor on one of the NBA's up-and-coming teams. He earned eight All-Star selections and two All-NBA selections along the way.
In wake of his announcement, the NBA community came together to congratulate Carter on his career.
Dear @mrvincecarter15,- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 25, 2020
Thank you for inspiring a nation to believe.
Thank you for laying the foundation of basketball in Canada.
Thank you for letting us fly with you.
Thank you for a lifetime of memories.
Love, Canada pic.twitter.com/vTkWLfss4M
22 seasons in the making. Happy retirement, @mrvincecarter15!- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) June 25, 2020
🐐: https://t.co/TtTw0ozXOJ#H15TORY x #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/Ckd85R9Inx
22 Years of Greatness- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 25, 2020
Congrats on a legendary career, @mrvincecarter15. pic.twitter.com/RdcVoghtcl
Congrats on a Hall-of-Fame career, Vinsanity!- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 25, 2020
Thank you for all you did for the game of basketball! pic.twitter.com/akUChVdO9R
Thank you, Vince. #H15TORY pic.twitter.com/ebSsGLZnTd- Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) June 26, 2020
All-Amazing. pic.twitter.com/aCBmmc7nMO- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) June 25, 2020
"He's one of our own." 💙- Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 25, 2020
Congrats on an amazing career, @mrvincecarter15! pic.twitter.com/XZkScjCjVy
Today we salute the career of a legend.- Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) June 25, 2020
Thank you for everything, @mrvincecarter15 🙏🐻 pic.twitter.com/g3i1rGx1BR
Congratulations on an unforgettable career, @mrvincecarter15!- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 25, 2020
Thank you @mrvincecarter15 for the incredible memories and congratulations on a truly extraordinary @NBA career!#H15TORY pic.twitter.com/f3EjBNTcAk- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 25, 2020
Congratulations to @mrvincecarter15 on an iconic @NBA career.- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) June 25, 2020
So glad we were able to give you a round of applause during your final game at @TheFieldhouse 👏 pic.twitter.com/qx0e6aJKgB
Congrats on the amazing career, @mrvincecarter15.- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) June 25, 2020
Thank you for the memories and Happy Retirement! pic.twitter.com/pRhEkhPSBv
Nothing but respect to a legend 🙌- New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 25, 2020
Happy retirement, @mrvincecarter15! pic.twitter.com/A8hbXyb3qp
Congratulations to @mrvincecarter15 on an unforgettable career!- Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) June 25, 2020
Thank you for all the memories. pic.twitter.com/15iosh3ocH
Nothing but respect for a legendary career. 👏- Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 25, 2020
Thank you, @mrvincecarter15!#H15TORY pic.twitter.com/azaSDgEVtC
Congrats to an amazing career, @mrvincecarter15! #H15TORY pic.twitter.com/mWX2gmVR0l- Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 25, 2020
Salute to an amazing career, @mrvincecarter15. 👏 #H15TORY pic.twitter.com/ordYSedMr2- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) June 25, 2020
Inspired so many Canadian kids! Pre VC a couple Canadians in the NBA and this year up to 20 were on NBA rosters. Thank you VC! ❤️ https://t.co/PmtbAj8Cr5- Steve Nash (@SteveNash) June 25, 2020
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To a legend : Thank you for being YOU!! You've been an inspiration to a generation. You've meant soo much to the game of basketball not just in the cites you've played in but THE COUNTRY OF CANADA!! You deserve everything that will be coming to you in the future!! 15forever!!! Thank you!! To my friend : time to get that golf game right, you got time now !!!! I can't wait to get back out there to kick it and hangout with my friend and a LEGEND!!! #HALFMANHALFAMAZING!! Love!!
@mrvincecarter15 congrats on a HOF career bro. Thanks for inspiring a whole generation of young kids across Canada and helping them believe that making the NBA was a possibility #HalfManHalfAmazing- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) June 25, 2020
I'll never forget the lessons VC taught me as a young NBA player, ones that I'll be forever grateful for 🙏🏿🙏🏿. Vince contains some of the best talent I've ever seen a basketball player posses, and I'm glad I was able to witness that up close and personal early on in my career. https://t.co/qYySzafxd5- Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) June 25, 2020
Congrats to one of my all-time favorite teammates @mrvincecarter15 on an incredible career. See you in @HoopHall! pic.twitter.com/lmzyxQWiWj- Jason Kidd (@RealJasonKidd) June 25, 2020
Congrats VC on an amazing career!! Legend! I'll never forget watching you jump a 7 footer, telling me during Linsanity I owe you licensing fees for ripping it off Vinsanity and being an amazing mentor/teammate. Thanks for forever changing the game- Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) June 26, 2020
Oh my goodness 😳🔥 @mrvincecarter15 https://t.co/AHc2VgS5Un- Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) June 26, 2020
Congratulations on an amazing career! @mrvincecarter15- jose manuel calderon (@JmCalderon) June 25, 2020
Had the pleasure of playing vs you and with you! Always a class act!
Thank you!! #Vinsanity #HalfManHalfAmazing pic.twitter.com/QlDZjWwwy2
Unbelievable career Vince!- Pau Gasol (@paugasol) June 25, 2020
Thank you for your invaluable contributions to the game we love. pic.twitter.com/TCI2zg2YX9
This pic couldn't be more fitting! Like any player, I've had some ups and downs in my career. But @mrvincecarter15 's killer smile has been a constant no matter what! What a thrill to say you were my teammate!!! https://t.co/opXZM4TLOI- Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) June 26, 2020
Thank You VC for everything !! 🙇🏽♂️💯 @mrvincecarter15 pic.twitter.com/2CSTbXY8Hq- Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 25, 2020
half man half amazing. 💪🏽 #ThankYouVince pic.twitter.com/onSrIDk77a- Ja Morant (@JaMorant) June 25, 2020
Congrats on a Hall of Fame career @mrvincecarter15 one of my favorite players ever #HalfManHalfAmazing- Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) June 25, 2020
Half-Man Half-Amazing congratulations on a amazing career, we will miss you. Happy retirement @mrvincecarter15 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/DkG656XSiX- Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) June 25, 2020
Congrats on a HOF career @mrvincecarter15 ! It was a honor to play along side of you! pic.twitter.com/7Mwp9Kywz8- Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) June 25, 2020
Thanks for taking us on the magic carpet ride through the sky @mrvincecarter15 !! #legend- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 25, 2020
THANK YOU VC 🤝🖤- Troy Brown Jr (@Troy_Brown33) June 25, 2020
One of My Childhood Heroes‼️‼️
The Game Is Gonna Miss You OG🙏🏾
(This Man Has Been In The League More Years Than I've been Alive😂) pic.twitter.com/xlDBP2RWja
Respect!- Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) June 25, 2020
*simplify https://t.co/3Sb0Z5E9Cf- Jameer Nelson (@jameernelson) June 25, 2020
Congratulations to my brother @mrvincecarter15 on a GREAT Career....the game is going to miss you!!! Thank You for the highlights and everything that you've done for the game of basketball. #AirCanada#BestInGameDunkerEver👊🏾💪🏾🙌🏾👌🏾💯 pic.twitter.com/8QOG9KM6c9- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 25, 2020
Gonna miss Vinsanity. Thx for the memories @mrvincecarter15 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/n8gudv9QtP- Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) June 25, 2020
Legend! https://t.co/0YLUq8ODiS- Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) June 25, 2020
THANK YOU @mrvincecarter15 .! ILL BE FOREVER THANKFUL FOR YOU TAKING ROOKIE JC UNDER YOUR WINGS AND HELPING MOLD ME INTO THE PRO I AM TODAY! ENJOY THE HALL OF FAME LEGEND IT WAS ONE HELLUAVA RIDE GLAD TO SHARE SOME MEMORIES WITH YOU.! -99- JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) June 25, 2020
The reason we had dunk contests after HS/AAU practices!!!- Derrick Favors (@dfavors14) June 25, 2020
Congrats @mrvincecarter15 https://t.co/K16C7hoI3H
Salute to the legend! Big bro @mrvincecarter15! https://t.co/KmwDyEGOTQ- Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) June 25, 2020
Congrats @mrvincecarter15. Half Man, Half Amazing, ALL class! It's been an honor and a privilege for me to work with you. https://t.co/eHb6Dy2OiM- LP (@LloydPierceLP) June 25, 2020
It's been a @UNC_Basketball start to the day. Vince officially retiring and memories of us drafting Ty Lawson 11 years ago.- George Karl (@CoachKarl22) June 25, 2020
Two of Carolina's all time greats!