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Kevin Garnett Biography

Kevin Maurice Garnett nicknamed "KG", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays as a power forward and center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named Mr. Basketball for the State of Illinois after averaging 25.2 points, 17.9 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 6.5 blocks while shooting 66.8% from the field. He was named the Most Outstanding Player at the McDonald's All-American Game after registering 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots, and then declared himself eligible for the 1995 NBA Draft. To mark the 35th anniversary of the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Game, Garnett was honored as one of 35 Greatest McDonald's All Americans. Garnett was drafted with the fifth pick of the 1995 NBA Draft by the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves, and became the first player to be drafted directly out of high school since 1975. During the 1997–98 NBA season, the Timberwolves and Garnett agreed on a six-year contract extension. Garnett made an immediate impact with the Minnesota Timberwolves leading them to eight-consecutive playoff appearances. In 2004, Garnett led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Since his second season in the NBA, Garnett has been named to 14 All-Star Games, winning the All-Star MVP award in 2003, and is currently tied for 3rd-most All-Star selections in NBA history. He was awarded the regular season's NBA Defensive Player of the Year in the 2007–08 season and has been a nine-time member of the All-NBA Teams selection and a twelve-time member of the All-Defensive Teams selection.  

Kevin Garnett Latest News & Articles

10 NBA players who died while still playing 
10 NBA players who died while still playing 
Players that the NBA lost to unfortunate tragedies.
6 Other 90's players who could also have their jersey retired
6 Other 90's players who could also have their jersey retired
With the recent news of Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement out, we take a look at other 90's greats who could receive the same honor.
How Kevin Garnett changed the game as a master-of-all trades and grandmaster of craziness
How Kevin Garnett changed the game as a master-of-all trades and grandmaster of craziness
The NBA would be very different if it wasn't for Kevin Garnett. Here's a look at his illustrious 21 year career.
12 reasons Tim Duncan can be considered as the greatest basketball player of all time
12 reasons Tim Duncan can be considered as the greatest basketball player of all time
An in-depth analysis culminating in five questions for you to answer to decide who is the greatest basketball player of all time.
5 NBA Hall of Fame legends who might retire before the next season
5 NBA Hall of Fame legends who might retire before the next season
We may have seen the last of these 5 legends without a grand farewell tour like Bryant's.
How Kevin Garnett's career earnings make him the highest paid player in NBA history
How Kevin Garnett's career earnings make him the highest paid player in NBA history
Not one of the best, but Kevin Garnett's is the highest paid player in NBA history
Amid worst season in Brooklyn, the Nets clear house looking for a fresh start
Amid worst season in Brooklyn, the Nets clear house looking for a fresh start
Analysis of the situation in Brooklyn. How it came by? And what next?
Video: 5 significant records that have been broken so far in the 2015-16 NBA season
Video: 5 significant records that have been broken so far in the 2015-16 NBA season
The league has been bringing together the best basketball players from across the globe for over six decades and given its longevity, it isn’t surprising that the stars leave colossal legacies.
The 5 most unusual NBA pre-game rituals
The 5 most unusual NBA pre-game rituals
A countdown to NBA's coolest looking pre-game rituals which players claim is the secret to their success
Tim Duncan passes David Robinson on career blocks list, Kevin Garnett and Tony Parker reach personal milestones
Tim Duncan passes David Robinson on career blocks list, Kevin Garnett and Tony Parker reach personal milestones
Just another day of breaking records and milestones watch for these Future Hall of Famers.
5 NBA legends who might retire at the end of the 2015-16 season
5 NBA legends who might retire at the end of the 2015-16 season
It seemed like the men who have defined greatness in this era of the NBA would never see the sun set on their careers
The top 5 trios of the past 3 decades in the NBA(Video)
The top 5 trios of the past 3 decades in the NBA(Video)
Being the high intensity team sport that it is, basketball requires each man on the hardwood to pull his own weight. But as with every team, each outfit has its mainstays.
Top 5 richest NBA player contracts
Top 5 richest NBA player contracts
Take a look at the top five richest player contracts in the NBA as salary caps of basketball players keep on soaring with each passing year.
LeBron James becomes youngest player ever to reach 25000 points plateau at the age of 30
LeBron James becomes youngest player ever to reach 25000 points plateau at the age of 30
King James re-writes another record in the NBA history books.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders succumbs to cancer
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders succumbs to cancer
Rest in Peace Flip Saunders.
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