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Former Sacramento Kings guard a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Apr 6, 2024, 8:43 AM | Updated: 8:44 am

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Former Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter is officially a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 2024 class inductees Saturday morning. Carter leads the class, along with Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups, former Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Cooper, former Phoenix Suns guard Walter Davis, and various coaches and executives.

The 1999 Rookie of the Year may be best known for his time with the Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets, but he hopped around the league in his later years, settling in Sacramento for the 2017-18 season.

In his lone year with the Kings, Vince Carter played just under 60 games, averaging 5.4 points (his second-lowest in his career) and 2.6 rebounds in just under 18 minutes a game.

Carter would go on to play two more seasons after his stop in Sacramento. He currently holds the record for the longest NBA career with 22 total seasons played. Over that time, he accrued 25,728 points (20th all-time in NBA points history).

NBA icon Jerry West will also be inducted as a contributor for his ” key role in the front offices for the Lakers, Grizzlies, Warriors and Clippers.” This is his third time being honored, first as a player in 1980 and again in 2010 as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic basketball team.

The induction ceremony will take place later this summer.

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