Kevin Garnett is a legend in NBA from Minnesota Timberwolves

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Kevin Garnett is a legend in NBA from Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett is a legend in NBA from Minnesota Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett was born on 19th May 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina. He started his NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the 2007 season, the wolves’ traded him to the Boston Celtics. Then he moved to Nets and now back to Wolves. He had come from an uncharted nowhere to reshape the whole NBA, maybe even change all of the executive sporting activities. A high school chap; he is the highest-paid sportsperson in any team sport – $126 million over six years. Kevin will be the highest-paid franchise player in the NBA for the computable future, thanks to the new labor contracts, which came out of the omission that delayed this season for three months and two days. He is a kid who broke the NBA bank.

Kevin Garnett is a legend in NBA from Minnesota Timberwolves

He was regarded as a center forward but moved like a point guard – gangly, yet stylish. He could pass and move forward and then shoot. He could protect all five positions. Until that day, no one had ever seen anything quite like him. Before them stood a basketball player of the new age – Kevin Garnett, the first of his kind.

Kevin Garnett is a legend in NBA from Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett is a legend in NBA from Minnesota Timberwolves

Who is he?

He was a tall man who could rise to safeguard the ring, snatch the rebound, guide the counter break and dunk at the other end. He was a high school lad courageous enough to turn pro, at a time when the draft was strictly occupied by university players. Here was a brave and skilled young man who would, quite surely, change NBA forever. Kevin Garnett is very concerned about winning and does not mind sacrificing friendliness in order to achieve that goal. He can be one of the world’s best team players and certainly a nice guy, so long as it’s not in the time between an hour before tip-off, and when he leaves the game.

For one, KG has a fabulous work ethic and according to Doc Rivers is the most distinguished practice player ever. This is who he is: the face of a redecorated, historically great franchise, a mystical high school phenomenon turned 100 million dollar poster boy and a first ballot Hall of Famer with near unsurpassed domination on the defensive end. He’s been voted to 14 all-star games which are tied with Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, and Jerry West for third most in league history. Kevin Garnett is one of the 20 greatest NBA players to ever play and one of the five best competitive.

He has also laid down many NBA histories

He is the only player in NBA history to achieve at least 25000 points, 5000 assists, 10000 rebounds and 1,500 blocks in his career and the only player in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 5 assists and 10 rebounds per game for at least 6 successive seasons. The most outstanding achievement of Garnett’s NBA career is considered to be his 12 years long stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the NBA team with which he started his career off, with direct entry after high school. He led the wolves to 8 consecutive playoff seasons.

Garnett takes about 16 shots per game, and he scores 50 per cent of them. This makes him a very good scorer, though not one of the league’s best. In his 13 years with the wolves, he has finished in the top 10 for points per game more than three times. Garnett turned 40 this year, and though his barbarity has not faded, his skills most surely have. He may play another season or two, but he has likely played his last truly purposeful game. Yet Kevin Garnett has left a memorable mark as a prime and a forerunner, a trash talker and a barrier-breaker, a leader and a winner.

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