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Vince Carter Reaches 25,000 NBA Points

Atlanta Hawks wingman Vince Carter reached 25,000 NBA points last night, becoming the 22nd player to do so.

The NBA veteran is playing his 21st season at 41 years old. He reached the 25,000 point milestone during Wednesday night’s 124 – 108 defeat to the Toronto Raptors.

“It was a great moment for me,” said Vince Carter.

“Being around this long, you just want to play and accomplish as many things as you can. But 25K is 25K.”

Fittingly, it was against the Raptors, where he played his first 6 seasons, that he reached the milestone.


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Vince Carter reached 25,000 points with a two-handed dunk in the final second of the game.

“Everyone in the NBA, we’re all tipping our hats to him because 25,000 is a lot of points,” Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry said.

“He’s such a great guy, great individual, great teammate, great person. He’s earned it, deserved it. I think everyone’s really happy for him. He earned it tonight, and to get it on a two-handed dunk like that is pretty cool.”

Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce said he tried not to have the record in his mind in-game, but couldn’t help it.

“I didn’t want to do that, but I had to do it,” Pierce said.

“We had to keep Vince out there to get that milestone, and I feel a lot better for doing it. What a night for Vince, what a night for the NBA. To see a guy with 21 years in the NBA is a long time; 25,000 points is a lot of points.”


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“It’s kind of mixed emotions,” said Carter. “I still can’t believe it, to be a part of an elite group for thousands and thousands of players who have played in the NBA.”

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