Vince Carter was heard working out in a weight room next to the press conference right after the Grizzlies lost in the first round series to the Spurs.
Normally, when their season is over, players would take a few weeks off to rest and relax, and to let their bodies heal and free their minds from basketball. But that’s not what the Memphis Grizzlies’ Vince Carter did.
According to Michael Wallace, senior editor for Grind City Media, immediately after Carter’s season ended, he went straight to the weight room and worked out.
Carter, who is 40-years-old, is one of the oldest players in the NBA right now. And despite having to play against a young bull in Kawhi Leonard on both ends of the court for 32.5 minutes a game throughout the playoffs, he still had the energy to lift weights immediately after the physical six-game series. He truly is half man, half amazing!
However, he could have been just testing his body to see if he can handle a 20th season. Earlier this season, Carter said that he wanted to play 20 seasons in the NBA.
“We know No. 19 is definitely going to go down. I’m shooting for 20, and we’ll go from there after that.”
Carter is still a major contributor for the Grizzlies. This season, he averaged 24.6 minutes a game for the team, the most he has averaged as a Grizzly, and started 15 out of the 73 games he played with them. Additionally, he averaged 8.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and made 31.8 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
During the Grizzlies playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Carter averaged 9.2 points and 3.3 rebounds a game. He also threw down this mean dunk in game 6:
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