Vince Carter joins 25,000-point club with dunk vs. Raptors

Vince Carter becomes the 22nd player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points and gets the milestone with a buzzer beating dunking.

Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter has become the 26th man to score 25,000 points in NBA and ABA history.

He is the 22nd NBA player to reach the milestone.

Late in the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors, his first NBA team, Carter scored his 25,001st point of his NBA career with a two-handed slam dunk with just 0.5 seconds remaining.

Carter entered Wednesday’s contest just 13 points shy of the mark. He finished the game with 14 points on 5-for-15 shooting.

The 41-year-old famously began his NBA career as a member of the Raptors and helped bring the franchise to national prominence thanks to his scoring ability and electric dunks.

That he managed to reach the 25,000-point milestone against the team he will best be remembered for playing for — and with the play that made him as famous as he became — wasn’t lost on observers watching the game, a 124-108 Raptors blowout victory.


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