Kevin Garnett #2 on the Brooklyn Nets against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn
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Kevin Garnett is an American former professional basketball player for the NBA (National Basketball Association). During his career, Garnett played for the Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-2007, 2015-2016), the Boston Celtics (2007-2013), and the Brooklyn Nets (2013-2015.

Kevin Garnett began playing basketball in high school and participated in the 1995 McDonald’s All-American Game, winning the National Player of the Year Award. While he had planned to attend college, Garnett’s ACT scores were below NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) standards. This influenced him to try out for the NBA, where he was drafted right out of high school to start with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Having retired from professional basketball in 2016, Kevin Garnett leaves behind a profound legacy. Career highlights of his include having won both the NBA Most Valuable Player Award (2003-2004) and the NBA Defensive Player Award (2007-2008), helping the Boston Celtics win the NBA championship in 2008, being named to the All-NBA Team nine times, being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021, and making his feature-film debut in the 2019 Adam Sandler film Uncut Gems.


  • Birthday: May 19, 1976
  • Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
  • Height: 6′ 11″
  • Ex-Wife: Brandi Padilla
  • Children: Kapri Garnett, Kavalli Garnett
  • Jersey: No. 21 (Timberwolves), No. 5 (Celtics), and No. 2 (Nets)
  • Position: Power Forward / Center
  • Number of NBA Championships: 1

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