Vince Carter honored with NBA Sportsmanship Award

Vince Carter's been half-man, half-amazing throughout his NBA career (1:00)

Vince Carter entered the NBA in 1998, and with it all coming to a close in 2020, the highlights he leaves behind are to be celebrated. (1:00)

Vince Carter picked up some more hardware on his way out of the NBA.

Carter was named the winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award on Thursday, honored in the final season of his record-setting 22-year career.

Carter, now an ESPN analyst, earned 143 first-place votes and 2,520 points in voting by NBA players. Brooklyn's Garrett Temple (1,746) and Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (1,632) were next.

The 43-year-old Carter finished his career in Atlanta, becoming the first player to appear in a game in four decades. The 1999 Rookie of the Year also received the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award in 2015-16.