Vince Carter wants to play 20 years in the NBA

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Despite two of the biggest stars of his era retiring this summer, Memphis Grizzlies man Vince Carter has no plans to follow Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant into post-NBA life.

Bryant's retirement tour capped an incredible 20-year spell with the L.A. Lakers while Duncan's low-key departure epitomised his 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs.

Carter does not have the rap sheet of the two all-time greats but he is certainly one of the biggest names in his era following the swingman's incredible shows of power and precision dunking.

The former Toronto Raptors man, who played a huge part in making the franchise relevant in the NBA, is signed in for his 19th season but wants to follow Bryant by making it 20.

When questioned about his retirement, the 39-year-old said: "I just love to play. It's not out of me yet. When I don't want to play and don't want to put the work in, that's when I step away from the game, but right now I still love it."

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"Not right now," Carter said. "We know No. 19 is definitely going to go down. I'm shooting for 20, and we'll go from there after that."

Carter and Garnett are the last of a departing era and we will cherish them while we can.

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