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Who is former NBA star Kevin Garnett?

KEVIN Garnett made NBA history during his successful career in the league.

The Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and record-breaking athlete played a total of 21 seasons for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics before retiring in 2016.

NBA star Kevin Garnett played for the Boston Celtics in 2008

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NBA star Kevin Garnett played for the Boston Celtics in 2008Photo Credit: AP:Associated Press

Who is Kevin Garnet?

Kevin Maurice Garnett, also known as “KG”, was born on May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina.

He started playing basketball at a young age and reached a height of 6’11” by the time he was 19.

Garnett played for his high school team in South Carolina for the first three years before moving to Chicago for his senior year.

Averaging 25.2 points per game, he led the team to the 1995 City Championship, according to Britannica.

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He caught the attention of the NBA after being named MVP at the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Garnett is one of 41 players in league history to be drafted from high school and was the first in 20 years.

He has two sisters, Ashley and Sonya.

What are Kevin Garnett’s NBA stats?

Garnett was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995 and played on the team until 2007.

By 1997, Garnett signed a $126 million contract to be paid over six years, at the time the largest and longest contract in American professional sports.

Over the course of ten seasons, the athlete was named an NBA All-Star.

He also became the league’s MVP in 2003-04.

Garnett broke several records during his professional career. He became the youngest player to have played in 1,000 games.

In his freshman year with the Boston Celtics, he was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Kevin Garnett on the Minnesota Wolves in 2001

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Kevin Garnett on the Minnesota Wolves in 2001Photo credit: Reuters

Garnett played on the team from 2007 to 2013. The Celtics made it to the championship by 2008.

Garnett played for the Brooklyn Nets from 2013 to 2015. He then returned to Minnesota for a final year, retiring in 2016.

Garnett finished his career with a total of 26,071 points and 14,662 rebounds, ranking 17th and 9th in league history in their respective categories, Britannica reports.

After retiring from the league, Garnett became a commentator for an NBA coverage show.

Is Kevin Garnett Married?

The NBA player married his longtime girlfriend Brandi Padilla in 2004.

Padilla filed for divorce in 2018.

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Celebrity Net Worth listed Garnett’s current net worth as $120 million.

So far, there is no evidence that Garnett has remarried.

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