Vince Carter Atlanta Hawks
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Vince Carter is more than pleased with the warm welcome he has received from fans in his farewell season in the NBA.

“I tell you what, I was thankful that I was able to be there and see those guys win. I remember sitting next to Tracy (McGrady) and thinking, ‘Do you believe what’s about to happen?’ There was like two minutes left, and it was like, ‘Dude, this is unreal.’

Thankful, most of all. And I say that because I was an opponent for 22 years for most of these teams and obviously these are great organizations that are class acts and for them to do that is great.

I just enjoy playing the game regardless of being an opponent of these different organizations …regardless, it’s a brotherhood, it’s a small community and it makes for an emotional roller coaster,” the multiple time All-Star said, according to Doug Smith of The Toronto Star.

Carter has been playing for 22 years in the NBA and will retire at the end of the season.