MAINALND, FLA -- Eight-time NBA All Star Vince Carter returned to his alma mater Mainland High School for his annual youth basketball camp.
- Carter announced he's returning to the NBA for one more season
- His 22nd season is an NBA record
- Carter is still a free agent
Carter is entering his NBA-record 22nd season. He finished last season as one of only five players in league history to play 21 seasons. Prior to last season, the eight-time all star said he would likely retire after the 2018-19 season. He's decided that he'll officially step away from the game after 2020.
"In my mind last year it's like it's been a good career playing 21 years tying with some of the greats to do it," Carter said. "I was talking to some friends and family who were basically like you've been doing it for this long, might as well step into a space nobody has done before."
The future hall of famer has not won an NBA title. He said he will not base his free agency decision on joining a contender.
"I'm being honest with you, none at all," Carter said. "I want to play. I can still play. To be on a team just to win a ring and not really feel like I contributed is not my thing."
A state champion at Mainland, Carter is 20th on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 25,430 points.