Appearing on the Winging It Podcast with Annie Finberg, Carter explained it was "like a chill just hit me" when he realized his career may have ended on March 11:
During the game, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce told the players the Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert had been diagnosed with COVID-19, which led to the NBA postponing two games that night and eventually suspending the season until further notice.
Carter played 13 minutes in the game, a 136-101 overtime loss against the New York Knicks. The 42-year-old scored five points on 2-of-5 shooting, including a three-pointer as time expired in overtime.
Commissioner Adam Silver remains hopeful that the league will be able to finish this season at some point, although he isn't sure what the schedule might look like.
The Hawks (20-47) had 15 games remaining in the regular season when play was halted.