After 21 seasons in the NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves forward and NBA veteran Kevin Garnett has decided to call time on his career.
The player himself confirmed his retirement from the league on Friday via Instagram. The video was captioned “To be continued” from the player’s official instagram page.
Garnett was dratfed by the Timberwolves with the fifth overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft and he lead the team to eight consecutive playoff appearances. After getting dumped out in the first round in seven straight seasons, Garnett finally took the Timberwolves to the next level during the 2003-04 season, thanks to the best season of his career, numberwise. A season in which he averaged 24.2 points, 13.9 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game also winning the MVP trophy. He is also a fifteen-time all star.
Kevin Garnett retires from NBA
In 2007, Garnett moved to the Boston Celtics after 12 years with the Timberwolves, forming the Big Three with superstars Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. That season, they would go all the way to winning the NBA title. After a brief stint with the Brooklyn Nets between 2013 and 2015, Garnett returned to Minnesota in 2015. He played a pivotal role in the development of new boy Karl Anthony Towns. He has also molded him into the franchise’s new cornerstone player.
Garnett further played 1462 games and averaged 17.8 points, 10 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game throughout his career. Farewell ‘The Big Ticket’.