Vince Carter on if he wants Raptors to retire his jersey: “Of course”

Vince Carter at the 2000 Dunk Contest

There was speculation earlier this year that the Toronto Raptors could be making a move to retire Vince Carter‘s jersey. That didn’t happen, but there at least appears to be interest on the part of Carter.

Speaking to The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, Carter said that there wasn’t any doubt to whether he’d like the organization to retire his No. 15.

Carter was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the No. 5 overall pick, then swapped for Antawn Jamison on draft night in 1998.

Via The Undefeated:

Of course, I’d like for [the Raptors] to retire my jersey. You’d always like your jersey retired. That is where it’s started. There have been talks about it. People talk about it, and I’m very thankful for it. But for me, I try my best not to think about it because I am still of service in this league. At the end of the day, every player’s end result is to see their jersey hanging in the rafters somewhere. That is where it started. Hopefully I will get that opportunity.

Carter, 40, signed a deal with the Sacramento Kings for a single season in 2017-18. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the season ends.