SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- Happy Birthday to Vince Carter of Saddle River who turns 40 on Thursday.
The eight-time NBA All-Star who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies was born on Jan. 26, 1977 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Carter was a high school McDonald's All American and played for the University at North Carolina. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1998 and traded to the New Jersey Nets in 2004.
He scored his 20,000th career point in 2011, becoming the 37th player in league history to do so.
Carter played for the Nets until 2009, Orlando Magic (2009-2010), Phoenix Suns (2010-2011), and Dallas Mavericks (2011-2014) before going to the Grizzlies.