Goodbye KG

After 21 mostly glorious seasons, Kevin Garnett announced his retirement from the NBA Friday at the age of 40. A seven-footer who revolutionized the game with his deft perimeter skills, “The Big Ticket” became the first player to go directly from high school to the NBA in 20 years when the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him in the first round out of Chicago’s Farragut Academy in 1995. A surefire Hall-of-Famer who won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, Garnett finishes his NBA career as one of three players with 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists. In an Instagram video announcing his decision, Garnett said, “I’m just thankful, man…I never would have thought that people would love me like this.”

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