Sometimes its good to feel forever young. Vince Carter announced that he will return next season for his 22nd consecutive season in the NBA. “I’m coming back,” said Carter to his teammate Kent Bazemore on their Winging It podcast.

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Carter averaged 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game this season for the Hawks. Carter, 42, appeared in 76 games for the Hawks this season. He averaged 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 17.5 minutes. He eclipsed the 25,000 career point total. His 25,430 points rank 20th in league history.

The No. 5 overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft has also suited up for the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, and Phoenix Suns.

Carter had a $2.39 million salary in 2018 and is set to become a free agent. He said he would like to return to the Hawks if the team opts to re-sign him.

With Carter returning for his 22nd season, he’ll set the record for the most seasons played in league history. He is currently tied with Robert Parish, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Willis and Kevin Garnett at 21 seasons.

Carter’s career has been nothing short of a class act. He serves as a great ambassador of the game and will go down as one of the only players in league history, to have played in four decades of NBA basketball.