21 years in the NBA; 15x All-Star, 17th place All-Time in scoring, 9th in rebounds, 1 DPOY, and an MVP award. The list of accolades for Kevin Garnett are second to none and will undoubtedly lead to an enshrinement in Springfield as a first ballot Hall of Famer. But as of September 23, 2016, "The Big Ticket," Kevin Garnett, decided to hang up the sneaks after reaching a buyout agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
KG will always be remembered for his heart and passion for the game of basketball, especially when he got dealt from the T'Wolves to the Boston Celtics before the 2007-08 season; the year the Celtics dominated the NBA en route to their first banner in over 20 years (17th in team history). Even though the series MVP went to Paul Pierce, some would say that Kevin Garnett is the biggest reason the Celtics made it that far.
KG went on the play in one more Finals with the C's, in 2010, when the Celts lost in heartbreaking fashion to their rival Lakers in 7 games.
Garnett, along with Pierce, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets following the 2012-13 season. That is where his performance started to decline. And, after 1 1/2 years with the team, Garnett was dealt back to where it all began for him. He was traded back to Minnesota. KG was responsible for mentoring a future star, Karl-Anthony Towns, and getting him ready to be the next dominant big man in the NBA.
Garnett finished his career averaging 17.8 PPG and 10.0 TRB; his heart and passion will be missed from this game. Enjoy life in retirement, Kevin, there will never be another player like you.