“I officially ended my basketball career.” Last night, when people were discussing the NBA rematch, Carter wrote such a sentence on his social, although it is very simple but very emotional. No exchange of jerseys like Wade, no miracle of the last game like Kobe, Carter retired like this, like the end of his career, away from the spotlight and the center of the stage, but his persistence and love for basketball inspired Everyone.
The last game of Carter was fixed on the day of March 12th. On this day, the NBA announced an indefinite suspension. In the last 13 seconds of the Hawks against the Knicks, old Carter appeared in the cheers of the audience and received Trey. Yang’s assist hit a top three-pointer, which also became his curtain call. Perhaps, for him, no curtain call performance is required. Even if the rivers and lakes are far away, there will always be his legend.
Looking back on Carter’s career, it has been 22 years since he entered the league in 1998. It is the only player in NBA history that spans 4 eras. The NBA dunk queen also opened his own dunk era. He was selected as an All-Star 8 times. He won the ticket 4 times and entered the best team of the year twice, but unfortunately never won the NBA championship. And he has played for the Raptors, Nets, Magic, Suns, Lone Ranger, Grizzlies, Kings and Eagles 8 teams in the NBA, which team will be retired? He has already given the answer.
After the Hawks away game against the Nets in January this year, when Carter was asked by reporters that his jersey was most likely to be retired from that team, Carter said: “Each team I played in my career was very special. But if I were to choose one, then I most want my jersey to appear over the Barclays Center (home of the Nets).”
After playing 20 games for the Raptors in the 2004 season, Carter was traded to the New Jersey Nets. This was a new start for Carter. He and Kidd and Richard Jefferson formed the Nets Three Musketeers. Five years at the Nets is the peak of his career. The combination of body and experience is at the best time of his career. Although the team moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn, fans will not forget him, which is the main reason why Carter particularly hopes that the Nets can retire his jersey.
Since 2020, Kobe has had an accident first, and then only Carter, the fourth quarterback of Jordan, has retired, and then the NBA is shut down due to the epidemic. These things have followed one by one without prior notice. After we lost it, we discovered that everything is of no avail. We can only lick the wound silently in our memories, until one day we can’t tell clearly, that memory is a dream, the flowers are not blooming often, the flowers are not always there, we don’t Knowing which of tomorrow and the accident will come first, life is alive, and the setting sun will eventually have a place to return. Take advantage of the time now, cherish the current possession, lose it, and never find it back.