Garnett is without a doubt one of the top players in the NBA. He has led the league in rebounds 4 years, has won a Season MVP, a Defensive Player of the Year, has been an All-Defensive player 7 times and played in the All Star Game 11 times.
But all his personal success was usually overshadowed by a mediocre Minnesota Timberwolves team until an incredible trade sent him to the Celtics where he finally won an NBA Championship.
Full Name: Kevin Garnett
Nicknames: "KG", "The Big Ticket" and "The Kid"
Position: Power forward
Jersey Number: 21
with the Timberwolves, 5 with the Celtics
Birth date: May 19, 1976
Place of Birth: Mauldin, South Carolina, USA
Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-96 to 2006-07), Boston Celtics (2007-08 to present)
Complete NBA Seasons: 13
Team Titles won:
NBA Championships: 1 - 2007-08
Olympic Medals: 1 - Gold Medal at 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
Personal Titles and Awards:
NBA Season MVP: 1 - 2003-04
NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1 - 2007-08
NBA All-Star Game MVP: 1 - 2003
All-NBA First Team: 4 - 1999-00, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2007-08
NBA All-defensive First Team: 7 - 1999-00 to 2004-05 and 2007-08
NBA All-Star Game: 9 - 1997, 1998 and 2000 to 2006
NBA Rebounds Leader: 4 - 2003-04 to 2006-07
Led the NBA in total points: 1 - 2003-04
- 2004 Playoffs: Playing against the Sacramento Kings in the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals, Kevin Garnett registered 32 points
and 21 rebounds in the decisive match, becoming only the 5th player in NBA history to score 30+ points and
grab 20+ rebounds in a 7th game of a series.
- 2007-08 Season: all his personal success was usually overshadowed by a mediocre Minnesota Timberwolves team until an incredible trade sent him to the Celtics where he finally won a NBA Championship.
Best Websites: Kevin Garnett Profile and his official website is www.kevingarnett.com
Other interesting information:
- Despite all his personal success, his teams have not performed well when it counts, with the exception of the 2004 playoffs where the Timberwolves reached the Western Conference Finals. Previous to that the team had been eliminated in the first round for 7 consecutive years and then missed the playoffs in 2005 and 2006.