Fans give Vince Carter standing ovation for his last game in DC

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Vince Carter decided before this season that his 22nd year in the NBA would be his last. On his last trip to Washington D.C. in a matchup with the Wizards, Carter received a standing ovation as he checked into Friday's game. 

Carter has played for eight teams, scored over 25,000 points and has been named to eight All-Star games and two All-NBA teams. 

So shortly after he got into the game and hit a side-step three on the Wizards, the DC faithful had no choice but to show him even more respect. 

While Carter may have been able to spend the last two seasons on a contender in a limited role, Carter chose a more involved role on a young Hawks team with three top-10 picks on their roster. Besides the leadership he's provided for Atlanta, he's also given them quality minutes and floor-spacing off the bench.

It's not often you get to see an NBA legend play in person, but the fans in attendance Friday night were certainly treated on of Carter's last appearances in an NBA game. 

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