15 NBA players who could retire at the end of the season

Every NBA season players come and go. New players are drafted into the league, leading marginalized veterans to be pushed out the league, or into the NBA D-League or somewhere in Europe. There are a select few however who get to choose when their time in NBA has come to a close, and retire on their own terms. Here are 15 NBA players who could retire at the conclusion of the 2015...
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How Ganon Baker Develops Elite Basketball Players

Even the best basketball players need to continue to refine their court skills. If they sit around resting on their laurels, their opponents will ultimately pass them by. Many of the NBA's elite seek the advice of Ganon Baker, a former pro basketball player who founded the Ganon Baker Basketball Academy (Delray Beach, Florida) 14 years ago. He has worked with thousands of basketball...
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QUIZ: Name the oldest currently active players in the NBA

As of the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, there are 11 active players that are age 37 or older. How many can you name?
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Richard Jefferson: Cavs 'are a little pissed off' after Finals

NBA preview season is underway — don’t miss Andrew Schnitkey’s look at the Cavs — and Dave McMenamin had a little Q&A with new Cavs swingman Richard Jefferson that went up today for ESPN. Jefferson has been in the league since 2001, and Cleveland is his seventh NBA stop.1 He’s never been an All-Star, but he’s been a productive player for a long time. He’s twice...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry breaks a Vince Carter record for the Raptors (VIDEO)

Forget your "It's just the preseason" caveats. With two weeks remaining before the NBA season starts for real, teams are locking in and playing their real rotations this week. And that means there's no belittling the effort from Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry on Monday night.Lowry erupted for 40 points against the Wolves, transfixing NBA diehards tuning in for preseason action...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Haps Ft. Aneta Kowal, Chandler Parsons Needs More Cowbell, Expectations For LeBron This Season

What’s The Haps for October 1st? Aneta Kowal, a fake spider causes havoc at an MLB ballpark, Vince Carter can still jump through the roof, and more! The Links – 10 things to expect from LeBron James this season A “10 things to expect from LeBron James fans” article would’ve been better. 38-year-old Vince Carter [&hellip The post The Haps Ft. Aneta Kowal, Chandler Parsons...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Even at 38, Vince Carter can still jump out of the building (PHOTO)

It might be time to start regularly referring to Memphis Grizzlies veteran Vince Carter by his "Half-Man, Half-Amazing" moniker once again, if this photo is any indication:Carter was (apparently) recently at P3, a private conditioning and biometrics firm that includes many NBA players among its clients. With the Grizzlies back at training camp starting Tuesday, it's unlikely the...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter shows off his insane vertical leap in Twitter photo

There might not be a more incredible athlete in the association than Memphis Grizzlies forward Vince Carter and earlier today, he showed why. Carter was at P3 Sports Science in Santa Barbara, California and got the opportunity to show his incredible vertical leap as seen in the below tweet: At the age of 38, Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) can still …
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Vince Carter had an unconventional offseason workout schedule

It's a training camp tradition. Every year, players come into media day and start talking about how they're in the best shape of their lives or their careers or at least the best shape of the past five or six years. They rededicated themselves. They changed some part of their workout regimen. They adjusted their diets. They gave up sugar or carbs or candy. There's always something...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Relive the greatest dunk ever on its 15-year anniversary

Anytime you try to give something in the sports world the moniker of "greatest ever," you'll usually find a long line of passionate fans willing to argue a different point of view.But there's one such event where there is no credible argument to be made, and it took place 15 years ago today.Vince Carter leaping over 7'2" Frederic Weis in the 2000 Olympics is the greatest in-game...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA legend Darryl Dawkins dies at 58- remembering his best moments

The NBA family suffered a major loss on Thursday with the news that legendary rim-wrecker Darryl Dawkins suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age of 58. One of the biggest stars of the immediate post-merger era, Dawkins played 14 seasons in the NBA, averaging 12.0 points per game and 6.1 rebounds on 57.2 percent shooting from the field. He was the first player in league...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter finishes second for Teammate of Year

Vince Carter is one of the more beloved teammates in the NBA. He almost has the hardware to prove it. From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:Players are not allowed to vote for their own a teammate award. This award has always been weird because of that. How are you going to know how good a teammate Tim Duncan was in 2014-15 if you weren't his teammate. For all you know...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter goes home to reunite with his high-school, state-championship team

Vince Carter has always been great at basketball. Shocking, I know. And his teams have always won because of it. Even more shocking, right?Let's get revolutionary with our statements, now: His high school team was amazing, in part, because it had Vince Carter. I know I'm blowing your mind right now.Anyway, Carter traveled home to Daytona to reunite with his high-school squad, a...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter aka Half-Man, Half-Amazing Dancer

Back in 2003 when Vince Carter was setting the world ablaze with the Toronto Raptors. One of his many nicknames was “Half-Man, Half-Amazing” and whether on the road or at home, he lived up to that alias like a Bawse. But in this forgotten Nike commercial featuring VC, we get a chance to remember just how good of a dancer he was too. What’s that? Stunt double??? Never! The...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter Career Montage Illustration

Artist San C. from China, combines multiple illustrations of Toronto Raptors legend Vince Carter into one image. The post Vince Carter Career Montage Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rainy Days and Reinvention: While We’re Waiting…

I’ve had enough, Blawg Pound. Of the rain, I mean. What happened to summer? What happened to carefree days under the sun? What happened to picnics and campouts? What happened to spending every waking moment at the ballfield? What’s wrong with weather nowadays? Didn’t we raise it well enough? Didn’t we give it every opportunity to be its best self? WHAT’S GOING ON? Ahem...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Guy hilariously fails on dunk over car attempt

Whenever I watch dunk contests, I love seeing Michael Jordan fly from the free-throw line and slamming down a huge jam or watching Vince Carter put his arm in the rim. Secretly, I really watch the contest to see if they guys are going to bust their butts on the court trying to do something they have no business trying. That means I absolutely loved the video that USA Today’s For...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: From laughingstock to NBA Champs

The Golden State Warriors once opted to build their team around Todd Fuller instead of Kobe Bryant. This is a team that drafted (then traded) both Penny Hardaway and Vince Carter. The Golden State Warriors made the playoffs just once during an 18-year span, from 1994-2011, boasting 11 head coaches during that time. The Golden State Warriors were once the laughingstock of the NBA...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

It Might Be Time for Memphis To Pull Minutes from Vince Carter

Vince Carter used to be one of the most exciting players to watch in the entire NBA. That point aside, the larger truth about the former dunk contest champion is that he’s been a really solid-to-good player for most of his 16 years in the league. However, like every high-flyer and star before him, it seems that Father Time has not only caught up to Carter, but taken him down with...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

It Might Be Time for Memphis To Pull Minutes from Vince Carter

Vince Carter used to be one of the most exciting players to watch in the entire NBA. That point aside, the larger truth about the former dunk contest champion is that he’s been a really solid-to-good player for most of his 16 years in the league. However, like every high-flyer and star before him, it seems that Father Time has not only caught up to Carter, but taken him down with...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter showing he can still have impact as a role player

Vince Carter was once one of the best players in the world. He dunked over seven-footers, dropped 30 points with casual flair and was unstoppable on a nightly basis. Obviously, at 38 years old, Carter is no longer the player he once was. But he's still useful.Here's more on Carter's slow yet seamless transformation from superstar to pivotal role player, courtesy of Sporting News...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter shares amazing moment with a Grizzlies fan

The Grizzlies have a wonderful relationship with their fanbase. Big games at FedExForum feel like one basketball team vs. another basketball team (plus thousands of towel-waving maniacs waiting to swarm the floor). It's intimidating and part of what makes them such a confident bunch.This beautiful moment right here is what that special bond is all about. Vince Carter takes the time...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter cleans up with two-handed putback jam vs Blazers (Video)

Vince Carter may be 38 years old, but he's still in the NBA, and he can still bring it for the Memphis Grizzlies. Carter made that clear on Thursday night during Game 5 against Portland by following up a Zach Randolph miss with a two-handed putback jam that fired up the home crowd.Carter scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds as the Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 99-93 to win...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Memphis Grizzlies Guard VInce Carter is Still Vin-Sane!

There are some players when they retire you think,"It's about time; should have done it years ago." There are others that when the new of their retirement breaks you think."Damn! I'm going to miss that dude." Vince Carter is definitely one of the latter. Whenever he retires it is going to be a sad day.Till that fateful comes to be we will just have to sit back and enjoy the vinsanity...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Carter does not know how old he is (VIDEO)

During Memphis' series-clinching win over Portland Wednesday night, Grizzlies guard Vince Carter hopped in a time machine and gifted the home crowd with some vintage dunks.  He's now 38 years old, mostly moving around like you'd expect someone that old to scramble on a basketball court.  But every now and then Carter still shows why he'll go down as the greatest dunker in NBA history...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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