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 has also been 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.

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.

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
Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 2015 - 2016
Brooklyn Nets Nets 2013 - 2015
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2007 - 2013
Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 1995 - 2007

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. In1995, 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 - NBAAll-Star
  • 2003 - NBA All-Star Game MVP
  • 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008 - All-NBAFirst Team
  • 2001, 2002, 2005 - All-NBA SecondTeam
  • 1999, 2007 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2008 - NBA Defensive Player of theYear
  • 2000–2005, 2008, 2009, 2011 - NBAAll-Defensive First Team
  • 2006, 2007, 2012 - NBA All-DefensiveSecond Team
  • 2004–2007 - NBA rebounding champion
  • 1996 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team

  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team

  • No. 5 retired by Boston Celtics

  • 1995 - Mr. Basketball USA
  • 1994, 1995 - First-team ParadeAll-American
  • 1995 - McDonald’s All-American GameMVP
  • 1995 - Illinois Mr. Basketball
  • 1994 - South Carolina Mr. Basketball

  • Basketball Hall of Fame - 2020

Medal Record

  • Gold - 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
  • Gold - 1999 San Juan FIBA AmericasChampionship

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