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Vince Carter shows he can still throw it down at the age of 39

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After Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant all retired in the summer of 2016, Vince Carter and Dirk Nowitzki are two of the few remaining players from the 1990s. 

Age comes for everyone and each player has a different way of dealing with it. Duncan barely changed, he stuck to the fundamentals throughout his career and continued to put up strong numbers - apart from his final season.

As for Kobe, he lost that famed explosiveness due to a number of injuries but was still and an incredible isolation player capable of putting up big numbers. His dunk on Clint Capela last season was a rare slam from the Black Mamba. 

But despite approaching his 40th birthday, it appears Carter is experiencing no such problem. Known for his revolutionising dunks in the Slam Dunk Contest, the Memphis Grizzlies veteran showed he still had it in the locker.

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Ballislife posted a slow motion video on Instagram of Vinsanity rising for a huge windmill slam. His teammate Marc Gasol, who was watching on, had a facial expression that summed up exactly how we felt; a combination of disbelief and amazement. 

Carter can't be far from retirement, but there is life in his legs yet. Long may it continue.

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