The veterans of the NBA are putting on quite the show during this year’s playoffs.
The Spurs’ Tim Duncan, at 39, became the oldest player to have three games in a single playoff series with 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds this week.
And the Wizards’ Paul Pierce, 37, averaged 15.5 points in Washington’s first round sweep of the Toronto Raptors. (His trash talk was in peak form as well.)
But Wednesday night belonged to another NBA legend, the Memphis Grizzlies' Vince Carter, who in addition to this jam…
... ignited the crowd with this putback:
Carter netted only 9 points during the game, but he did it with his signature style. The Grizzlies also went on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 99-93, in Game 5 of the series to advance to the second round of playoffs.
So it looks like Carter can still silence critics from time to time, like one recently said, "veteran guard Vince Carter is absolutely done at age 38," while predicting the Trail Blazers would eliminate the Grizzlies. Not quite yet.