Kevin Garnett is one of the best players in the NBA for some, and an ugly player for some. He participated in the NBA draft without joining the college teams and experienced a championship. In our legends generation, I will remind you a little bit of the past this week. Big Ticket was born on May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina. Garnett was a rebellious and combative person. Kevin was arrested for being involved in a school fight in which a boy’s wrist was broken. I don’t think you would be too surprised. Garnett was known to be his idol Magic Johnson, and he was working for it. Usually, his friends saw him returning home in the middle of the night. However, Kevin Garnett had an important problem to overcome with his family. Kevin Garnett’s mother saw his playing basketball as an empty job, believing that he should go to university. He had no intention of quitting the basketball he was sick with and started playing for Mauldin Maveris in secret from his family. In his second year in high school, his reputation spread so much that everyone flocked to the Mauldin High School hall. When the halls were crowded, Garnett met a young man named Stephon Marbury, who later became a friend for a lifetime. He had to transfer to Farragut Academy in his high school career. He was chosen as the best player of the year by USA TODAY, one of America’s most tragic newspapers. Perhaps it is in nothing besides the awards he will receive. The legend’s origin was not limited to this, it was invited to Nike’s Hoop Summit tournament. He was chosen for the American Junior National team. While he was expected to go to college, because Kevin failed his final exam, the college roads were now closed, and KG opened its doors directly to the NBA draft.
He made his debut against the Bucks ‘Big Ticket’. Legend describes the match as follows: ”
In my first game, there was Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson in front of me. The game was very enjoyable at first. Because playing in front of someone whose posters decorate the walls of my room was exciting for me. But as the match progressed, I had to learn quickly. Big Dog really showed me my day in some positions. But I took my revenge on our second meeting. Because this time I was prepared. I scored 6 times in the rematch in the Bucks pot. I also played the big dog with a 34% Shot percentage. What more could I want ?! ”
Garnett began the first three months of his career as the team’s reserve short forward. He was named to the second best rookie team in his first season. No matter how much Garnett he was, he could not get rid of that ‘loser’ identity in Minnesota and was left with 20 defeats. After the first season, the managers started to form a team on Garnett. Our elders, who called the big bite big talk, and the managers were actually sitting on that phrase. The next season, they gave Garnett the captain of the team and began to build a squad on him, and in the draft, the Minnesota administration recruited his high school friend Marbury in return for Ray Allen. The brothers were trying to resuscitate Minnesota, and for the first time in the regular season they made a playoff. More interesting than the playoffs was the selection of Kevin Garnett and Goglioatta to the all-star team. Let’s go ahead, the rival in the playoffs was the Houston Rockets. Minnesota was impossible to beat, and Hakeem O’lajuwon’s friends had swept Garnett off the field. By 1999, McHale was preparing to make one of the best contracts in NBA history with KG. A 6-year contract of $ 126 million was realized. His brother and Garnett were carrying the team, if not $ 126 million, but $ 226 million KG. The 2000-2001 season started off badly with the death of Malik Sealy in a car accident and an illegal contract with Joe Smith. Garnett continued by putting the statistics on top of the previous seasons. His legendary performance of 22 points and 11 rebounds double doubled gave his team 47 wins. However, there was Tim Duncan in front of them, and they said goodbye to the season early again with the 3-1 series in the playoffs.
Garnett had perhaps the best season of his career in the 2004 season. Garnett played 24.2 points, 13.9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 1.5 steals that year. He was named Most Valuable Player of the Season (MVP). The team broke the club record with 58-24 this season, finishing first in the Western Conference. Yes, for Minnesota, it was just the beginning, for Kevin. In the season full of records, the legendary Western final, Malone and Payton’s team succumbed to the Lakers of those times 4-2. When we came to 2007, Garnett still did not have the championship and he stated to the management that he wanted a trade. KG’s name had already begun to be mentioned by many names ..
When we got to the last days of the summer, that is, on August 31, 2007, an exchange took place between Boston Celtics and Minnesota. Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff and some money together took the legendary name Boston in return for the first round draft right in 2009. Kevin Garnett was approaching his dreams, step by step, with Ray Allen joining the team, Boston had turned into a very dangerous team. In 2008, in the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’, the team defeated the Lakers 4-2 by 39 points in the final match and won the 17th championship in Boston history.
Also, Kevin Garnett was chosen as the best defender of the NBA in 2008. After sweating the Celtics jersey for about 6 years, he made his way to the Nets on June 29, 2013. Garnett, who has a play-off success in the Nets, continues to be known by his name even though he searches for his old days. The legendary name ended his career in Minnesota where he started his career. It is now said to buy Minnesota. It is certain that we will see the legend outside of the field in the future. Finally, let’s share with you Garnett’s achievements.
* 15x NBA All-Star (1997-1998,2000-2011,2013)
* 4x All-NBA First Team (2000,2003-2004,2008)
* 3x All-NBA Second Team (2001-2002,2005)
* 2x All-NBA Third Team (1999,2007)
* NBA Defender of the Year (2008)
* 9 × All-Defender First Team (2000-2005, 2008-2009, 2011)
* 3 × All-Defender Second Team (2006-2007, 2012)
* NBA Rookie Second Team (1996)
* 1x NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003)
* J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2006)
Take you back a little bit and say, “Wow, what a player!” I’m happy if I told me.