Vince Carter to have his No. 15 retired by Brooklyn Nets during 2024-25 season

The Brooklyn Nets will honor Vince Carter next season by retiring his No. 15 to the rafters at Barclays Center.

Carter’s No. 15 will be the sixth retired number in franchise history after Dražen Petrović, Jason Kidd, John Williamson, Bill Melchionni, Julius Erving, and Buck Williams. Bill Russell’s No. 6 is retired league-wide.

The Nets surprised Carter with the news by flying down to his home in Orlando under the auspice of celebrating his recent election to the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2024.

After spending the first part of his NBA career with the Toronto Raptors, Carter was traded to the New Jersey Nets in Dec. 2004 as part of a deal that sent Alonzo Mourning the other way.

Carter played five seasons in New Jersey and only missed 11 games. Along with Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson, the trio helped the Nets reach the second round twice.

A two-time All-Star in his five seasons with the Nets, Carter averaged 23.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.2 steals with the franchise.

Carter was traded to the Orlando Magic in June 2009 and played for five other teams before announcing his retirement in 2020 at the age of 43.

Over 1,541 games and 22 years, Carter is the only NBA player to ever play across four different decades.

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