Vince Carter was named the winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award on Thursday, honored in the final season of his record-setting 22-year career. Carter, now an ESPN analyst, earned 143 first-place votes and 2,520 points in voting by NBA players. Brooklyn's Garrett Temple (1,746) and Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (1,632) were next.
Source: The Associated Press (ESPN)
ANALYSIS: Vince Carter ended his playing career in Atlanta where the Hawks missed out on the playoffs for the third straight year. Carter never looked to ring chase and join a contender late in his career as he enjoyed being the veteran on younger teams.
Vince, who became the only player in NBA history
to play in four different decades, will get to take home some
hardware as he puts an end to an illustrious