Vince Carter just turned 39-years-old and has understandably been reduced to a nice veteran asset who comes off the bench. He plays for the Grizzlies and, to be honest, I had to look that up just to be 100% sure that was still the case. On Monday night, he played nine minutes and scored zero points. That’s what happens.
Great players get old and get traded around from team to team and we quickly forget just how great they once were. Especially today, where the 24/7 news cycle makes it pretty difficult for anyone to even remember how well you performed a week ago.
Remember Patrick Ewing on the Sonics? Yeah, neither do I. But what I do remember is Vince Carter on the Toronto Raptors.