Following his retirement as a player earlier this year, Vince Carter has already lined up his next job, according to Andrew Marchand of The New York Post, who reports that the veteran forward has agreed to join ESPN as an analyst.
A report last week indicated that Carter and the Hawks had engaged in some preliminary discussions about the possibility of him taking on a role with the franchise. However, the 22-year veteran had spoken frequently in the past about wanting to pursue a broadcasting role when his playing career was over.
Even when he was still playing, Carter made appearances on TNT, ESPN, and FOX Sports, called Summer League games, and hosted his own podcast for The Ringer. According to Marchand, the 43-year-old was viewed as a “top broadcasting free agent” once he finished his career.
It remains to be seen how exactly Carter will be utilized on ESPN, but in the past, the future Hall-of-Famer has expressed a desire to break down the X’s and O’s of the game.
“I wouldn’t go (the) Stephen A. (Smith) route,” Carter previously told The New York Post. “I wouldn’t go the quiet route. … I want to explain the game where you are watching it and say, ‘Ah, that makes sense.'”
8 thoughts on “Vince Carter To Join ESPN As Analyst”
ugh why espn though?!
“I want to explain the game where you are watching it and say, ‘Ah, that makes sense.'”
With that explanation it seems he wants to go on TV and state the obvious. He’ll fit in well at ESPN.
ESPN is just the hot take route now. The only time they do real explaining are on some of the podcasts. The shows like The Jump are all about clout chasing and drama.
Nobody takes ESPN seriously anymore. Their shows are garbage. CFB Games are tolerable. That’s about it anymore
Well there are a couple of people on ESPN I don’t mind. I ain’t mad at Stephen A, I get they hype. Not my cup of tea. Tho a lot of there other commentators seem like they’re trying to imitate him, and no one can pull off his whole deal, so why make more loud cringey people who aren’t as entertaining. And I agree a lot of there shows aren’t great. I’m a fan of PTI, not as in your face with the drama just good sports talk. For the color commentary on games it could definitely be better. Like for the nba the only good team I feel is the head one with van gundy, mark Jackson and breen, but even then half the time they got lost in tangents and lose focus from the game. It’s tough. There a lot of things they can do to make ESPN better. Tho I think y’all are right. It does feel more like a sports tmz more than anything else.
PTI is always on point, making sports news about humor and anger. It’s funny how sports makes you mad, and will the next day too. Most of these shows have too much effect of idol-worshipping for the dimwitted.
Well Carter did get his college degree, and in person. ;)
There is so much airtime to fill. Even nowadays with things cancelled, all the networks and channels want into sports more than ever!— if available. ABC decided they want back into pro football.