Vince Carter talks about his slump
Vince Carter had a January to forget.
He averaged 8.7 points per game and shot just 28.4 percent from the field as he endured one of the worst slumps of his decorated NBA career, which is now in its 12th season.
Carter was asked about his recent struggles by reporters on Tuesday, but he politely tried to deflect those questions.
“Do you see this as a slump personally or something you just shoot yourself through?” he was asked.
“I don’t really get into that,” Carter responded. “As a team, we’re playing well. I don’t care about that [talk about slumps]. I’ll be fine.”
Carter later said he just needs to “keep playing” and that he’ll shoot himself through the slump.
“It’s what I’ve learned over 11 years,” he said. “If you’re in a slump, keep playing. The days get better.”
Carter acknowledged that his left shoulder, which he sprained on Jan. 8 and forced him to miss three games, still isn’t all the way healed.
“Like I said,” he added, “I’ll never use it as an excuse. I’m out there. I have to perform. It’s good enough to play, but there’s some painful times sometimes.”
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