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Memphis Grizzlies fans are likely to see Vince Carter move up in the record books this season and beyond

When you play so productively for so long, you're bound to end up in rare company.

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Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, Vince Carter ranks 25th all-time in points scored in the NBA with 23,190 points.

Twenty points behind him and ranked 26th is LeBron James.

It's safe to say that LBJ will likely outscore Carter this season and pass him in total points, but Vince Carter is poised to pass a couple of other notable names himself and remain in the top 25 of all time.

VC is likely to end up with somewhere between 700-1000 points scored this season for the Grizzlies, and that would be enough to catapult him over Celtic's great Robert Parish and the entity known as Charles Barkley while putting him in range to pass Allen Iverson and Patrick Ewing the following season.

The clout doesn't stop there, however.

Vince is on another esteemed list of NBA players, too. He currently ranks 7th all-time in NBA three-pointers made with 1,809 threes sunk in his career.

This is only 21 makes behind 6th place Chauncey Billups (1,830) who recently retired and won't be adding to his total.

It's 126 makes behind 5th Paul Pierce (1,935) who still adds over a hundred to his total every season -- he's not likely to catch Pierce, but I'll touch on that more in a second.

He is, however, just 141 makes behind 4th place Jason Terry (1,950), a guy who is on his last NBA legs and is likely to make no more than 50 three pointers this year in Houston. Furthermore, he's just 179 threes behind 3rd place Jason Kidd (1,988), a retiree who shot a career 35% from long range.

Vince Carter averaged 154 made three pointers in his previous two seasons in Dallas (a total he's hit three previous times in his career). If he hits that mark again this season in Memphis, he will likely pass Billups and Terry to take 5th place all-time with Kidd's three-point total in reach for 2015-16.

It'll be fun to watch and see if VC can catch up to Pierce in the twilights of their respective careers. There're some striking similarities in their NBA tenures: They both came into the league the same year and are only a few months apart in age. Carter shoots just a hair better (37.8% to PP's 37.0%) and has played just 30 fewer games than Pierce. But due to PP's reliance on shooting as opposed to VC's freakish athleticism, Pierce has exactly 500 more 3-point attempts in his career.

My bet is that the player who fights off Father Time the longest will be sitting in 3rd place for all-time 3-point makes, but Vince Carter should end up in 4th at worst.

(FWIW, no one is ever going to catch up to #1 and #2.)