SPORTS SCOOP: Kevin Garnett Announces His Retirement From The NBA (Video) #ThankYouKG
Kevin Garnett announced his retirement from the NBA on Friday (September 23) after agreeing to a contract settlement with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The 40-year-old NBA baller…ahem…former NBA baller shared an emotional video on his Instagram page that was simply captioned, “To be continued…”
Garnett won a championship in his first season with the Celtics, moved to the Brooklyn Nets via trade in June 2013, then returned to Minnesota in February 2015, when then-Wolves coach Flip Saunders convinced Garnett to waive his no-trade clause to clinch the storybook reunion.
Garnett would finish his NBA career as one of three players with 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists. The others are Hall-of-Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
Garnett was the NBA’s rebounding champion for four straight seasons from 2003-04 to 2006-07. The only players all-time with longer such streaks are Dennis Rodman (7 straight) and Moses Malone (5 straight).
Congratulations on a stellar career.
You’ll be missed on the court.