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Once upon a time in 1995 Kevin Garnett, now 38 years old, was the first high school athlete to make the leap to the NBA in 20 years. Man, has that been a long time ago. During this time period Garnett became the fifth player in history to do it. Ironically the team that drafted him fifth overall that year was the Minnesota Timberwolves. Who would have known that 20 years later Garnett would have a Hall of Fame noteworthy career and still be playing.

 

Last week during the NBA trade deadline, Garnett waived his no-trade clause that sealed a deal to send him back to the franchise that drafted him. An amazing career and an iconic figure in the league, whenever Garnett decides to retire his impact on NBA should be praised for he’s done.

Salute to Kevin Garnett
• NBA champion (2008)
• NBA Most Valuable Player (2004)
• 15× NBA All-Star (1997–1998, 2000–2011, 2013)
• NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003)
• 4× All-NBA First Team (2000, 2003–2004, 2008)
• 3× All-NBA Second Team (2001–2002, 2005)
• 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2007)
• NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
• 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000–2005, 2008–2009, 2011)
• 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2006–2007, 2012)
• NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1996)
• J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2006)
• 4× NBA rebounding champion (2004–2007)
• Minnesota Timberwolves all-time leading scorer

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