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Whose knees belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame: Vince Carter or Dirk Nowitzki?

Vince Carter signed with the Atlanta Hawks for his 22nd season in the NBA—the longest career in league history. While Carter's talent has certainly helped him score over 25,000 points, his knees have literally carried him his entire time in the league, withstanding his explosive leaping ability and running with younger guards. Still, Dirk Nowitzki's knees were still functioning after 21 years of carrying around his seven-foot, 245-pound frame through playoff run after playoff run. Whose knees deserve Hall of Fame recognition? 🏀

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Vince Carter's vertical leap was listed at a freaky 43 inches. Imagine jumping and landing from that height at least 30 times a game. Throw 22 years of running and taking jumpers in the NBA, and you have knees that should've exploded like Kyle's in South Park. Only they didn't.

Carter's knees have withstood the test of time and deserve as much recognition as he does after taking all of that abuse.

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Carter might have one year on Nowitzki, but the big German has still played more regular season and playoff games. He is also a consistent presence on the German national team where he continues to play for the pride of his country. That kind of mileage on a seven-footer who weights 245 pounds is not easy.

Bigs like Yao Ming had careers cut short because of weak joints, but Nowitzki's knees have literally carried the load at a Hall of Fame level.

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Whose knees belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame: Vince Carter or Dirk Nowitzki?
A festive crown for the winner
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