In his 21st season, Vince Carter became the 22nd player to hit the 25,000 point milestone. It came on a dunk versus the Toronto Raptors, at that. Carter got the final two points of the 15 points he needed in the final second of the game between the Raptors and Carter’s current team the Atlanta Hawks.
He accomplished the huge milestone against the team he made his mark with for his first six NBA seasons., Carter dunked off an assist from rookie Kevin Huerter, who wasn’t even born when Vince first put on his NBA jersey.
Carter joins Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and 21 other NBA players to hit that mark in their NBA careers. Here’s a look at the other couple dozen players that have scored 20,000 points in their NBA careers
The current Atlanta Hawk is playing his final season in the NBA and coming off the bench. Carter is an eight-time All-Star playing playing in his second decade of his NBA career. It took the former high-flying Raptor every second of the 1,423 career games to get to the milestone.
After Carter scored his 25,000th point, the Atlanta crowd at State Farm Arena cheered on the legend. After the milestone slam, Vince was clearly emotional. The greatest Toronto Raptor grabbed the ball after it went through the hoop and closed his eyes. Congratulations, Vince!