Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Basketball Player

Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Full Name
May 19, 1976
6′ 11″
Net Worth


Kevin Maurice Garnett was born on May 19, 1976, in Greenville, South Carolina. His zodiac sign is Taurus and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of O'Lewis McCullough and Shirley Garnett, and he has an older half-brother named Louis McCullough. 

Garnett attended Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina where he began playing basketball at the age of 14. He was a star player throughout high school and after graduating in 1995 he declared for the NBA Draft. Garnett was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the fifth overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft. During his tenure with the Timberwolves he was named to nine consecutive All-Star teams from 1997 to 2005. In 2004, he led the Timberwolves to their first division title and set a franchise record for most points scored in a single season with 2,006 points. In 2007, Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics where he went on to win his only NBA Championship in 2008 as well as winning MVP of The Finals that same year.

In 2013, Garnett returned to Minnesota after being traded from Boston back to his original team. He ended his career with Minnesota following the 2015-16 season and retired from professional basketball at 40 years old after 21 seasons in the NBA. During his time in the league, Garnett earned 15 All-Star selections along with 9 All-Defensive Team selections and 4 rebounding titles among other accomplishments. He also holds numerous records such as most seasons played (21), most All-Star appearances (15), most rebounds (14,662) and most minutes played (50,418).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kevin Garnett is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 19, 1976, Kevin Garnett was born in Mauldin, South Carolina.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Drafted 5th Overall by Minnesota Timberwolves</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garnett is drafted fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves, becoming the first player drafted straight out of high school since 1975.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Boston Celtics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garnett is traded to the Boston Celtics, joining Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to form a "Big Three".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 1st NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Celtics win their 17th NBA Championship, with Garnett winning his first and only championship.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garnett is named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2008-09 season.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires from Basketball</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garnett announces his retirement after 21 seasons in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Enters Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garnett is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kevin Garnett is known for being a great leader on and off the court. He has a passion for the game of basketball and is willing to put in the work, both mentally and physically, that it takes to be successful. His determination and drive have earned him respect from his teammates and coaches.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Incredible Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kevin Garnett is an incredible player. His size and athleticism give him an edge on the court and make him a force to be reckoned with. He can score, rebound, block shots, and pass like no other player in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Loyal to His Team</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text"> Kevin Garnett is known for being loyal to his team and showing up when it matters most. He puts his all into every game he plays and will do whatever it takes to help his team win. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Skipped College to go Pro</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kevin Garnett was the first player since 1975 to be drafted directly out of high school into the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Played for 8 Different Teams</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Garnett played for 8 different teams in his 21 season career, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won an MVP Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kevin Garnett won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award in 2004, making him only the fourth player in history to win the honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Holds Several Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kevin Garnett holds the record for most consecutive seasons with at least 10 rebounds per game (13) and is tied with Tim Duncan for the most All-Star selections by a power forward (15).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has His Own Charity</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2004, Kevin Garnett established the Kevin Garnett Foundation, which provides educational and recreational programs for children in his native Chicago area. </p></div>


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