Kevin Garnett is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. In 2008, he became an NBA Champion while he played with the Boston Celtics. He was named an NBA All-Star 15 times in his career.

After his retirement, he was named to the 75th NBA Anniversary Team. The Celtics also retired his jersey number.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Kevin Maurice Garnett was born on May 19, 1976, in Greenville, South Carolina. He stands 211 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 109 kg. He was raised by his mother and stepfather. He married Brandi Padilla in 2004. They divorced in 2018.

Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.11 m / 109 kg
Born 19 May 1976
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname KG
Team History
226 minnesota timberwolves Minnesota 2015 - 2016
3015 brooklyn nets Brooklyn 2013 - 2015
26 boston celtics Boston 2007 - 2013
226 minnesota timberwolves Minnesota 1995 - 2007

Garnett’s half-brother is Louis McCullough, who also played basketball professionally. He is also cousins with Shammond Williams of the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite being listed as 211 cm tall, he has been measured to be at least 216 cm tall in basketball shoes.

High School and College Career

He played high school basketball for Maudlin High School. Garnett later moved to Farragut High School. He was named the 1994 South Carolina Mr. Basketball. In 1995, he was named USA Mr. Basketball. In the same year, he was named Illinois Mr. Basketball.

Since his grades were not good enough to meet NCAA requirements, Garnett decided against playing college basketball but he did receive a number of offers and would have attended the University of Maryland.

Professional Career

Garnett was the fifth overall pick of the 1995 NBA Draft, chosen by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was the first player in the NBA to be drafted straight out of high school since 1975.

In his first year with the team, he was named to the 1996 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. The following year, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career, and he was named an All-Star again in 1998.

In 2003, he was named the 2003 NBA All-Star Game MVP. In 2004, he was named the NBA Most Valuable Player. In 2007, he was traded to the Boston Celtics, and in 2008, he became an NBA Champion. In the same year, he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

In 2013, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets alongside Jason Terry and Paul Pierce. In December of that year, he scored his 14,000th career rebound. It was also the last year that he was named an All-Star.

In 2015, Garnett returned to the Timberwolves. He signed a two-year deal with the team in July 2015. In 2016, after 21 seasons playing in the NBA, he announced he was retiring. In his honor, the Celtics retired Jersey No.5. He was also later named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

Career Highlights

  • 2008 - NBA champion
  • 2004 - NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1997, 1998, 2000–2011, 2013 - NBA All-Star
  • 2003 - NBA All-Star Game MVP
  • 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008 - All-NBA First Team
  • 2001, 2002, 2005 - All-NBA Second Team
  • 1999, 2007 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2008 - NBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2000–2005, 2008, 2009, 2011 - NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 2006, 2007, 2012 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2004–2007 - NBA rebounding champion
  • 1996 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team
  • No. 5 retired by the Boston Celtics
  • 1995 - Mr. Basketball USA
  • 1994, 1995 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 1995 - McDonald’s All-American Game MVP
  • 1995 - Illinois Mr. Basketball
  • 1994 - South Carolina Mr. Basketball

Career Statistics

  • Points - 26,071 (17.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds - 14,662 (10.0 rpg)
  • Assists - 5,445 (3.7 apg)

  • Basketball Hall of Fame as a Player

Medal Record, Men’s basketball, representing the United States

  • Gold - 2000 Olympic Games Sydney
  • Gold - 1999 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan

People Ask

How tall is Kevin Garnett?

He is 211 cm or 6 feet and 11 inches tall.

What position does Kevin Garnett play?

He is a Power Forward, Center, and Small Forward for the teams he played for.

When was Kevin Garnett named the NBA MVP?

He was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2004.

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