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Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
Position: None
Born: 05/19/76
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
Salary: $8,000,000
While celebrating his 22nd birthday on Tuesday, Antetokounmpo was treated to a surprise visit from future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. It seems everyone is taking notice. Through 19 games, he was averaging 22.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 2.2 blocks and steals, respectively, per game. The last player to average at least 22-8-5, while having that type of impact on the defensive end was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1978-79. Antetokounmpo paused and chose his words carefully when asked about the lofty comparisons being made. “I’ve got a long way to go to get into that level, but it’s a compliment,” he said, knowing full well his words have started to carry more weight.
For a brief moment in between his tenure with the Boston Celtics and the trade that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Garnett apparently considered retiring from the NBA, enrolling at college, living in a dorm and having Showtime document the whole thing. On a podcast with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine (around the 30-minute mark), The Vertical’s Chris Mannix told the story. “When it ended in Boston, he thought he was done,” Mannix said. “Like, he thought it was going to end there. Paul [Pierce] had to talk him into the trade to Brooklyn. He was on a plane to China with the head of Showtime Sports, and he went up to this guy — Stephen Espinoza is this guy’s name, he went up to Stephen and said, ‘I’ve got an idea for a show. How about I go to college?’ You know, K.G. comes out of high school, never went to college. He wanted to go to college, live in the dorm and let Showtime shoot it.” “He said he wanted to go to class,” Mannix added. “He said he wanted to do the whole thing. He said he wanted the whole nine.”
Storyline: Kevin Garnett Retirement
Apprised of Garnett’s comments after Boston’s practice on Monday, Thomas was genuinely appreciative of the praise. “I’m the 5-9 Kevin Garnett. That’s who I want to be,” said Thomas. “[Garnett’s praise] means a lot. For a guy I looked up to, who I knew I would be nothing like [in size], but just the way he prepared himself, the way he didn’t back down from anybody, and how he was so locked in. It was amazing to see that up close. For him to say that about me, that says a lot.”
1 month ago via ESPN