Kevin Garnett, in full Kevin Maurice Garnett, byname KG, (conceived May 19, 1976, Mauldin, South Carolina, U.S.), American expert basketball player who was a standout amongst the most flexible and overwhelming players of his time.
Garnett played three periods of secondary school basketball in South Carolina before moving to a school in Chicago for his senior year. In 1995 the 6-foot 11-inch (2.1-meter) Garnett arrived at the midpoint of 25.2 focuses, 17.9 bounce back, 6.7 helps, and 6.5 blocked shots per game while driving his group to a city title, and he was named national Player of the Year by various associations. In the wake of procuring the Most Valuable Player grant at the McDonald's All-American basketball match-up and giving a noteworthy exercise to National Basketball Association (NBA) scouts, he proclaimed himself qualified for the 1995 NBA draft. He was picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the draft's fifth generally speaking determination, turning into the main individual in 20 years to be drafted by a NBA group legitimately from secondary school.
Garnett had a quick effect on the NBA; his blend of size, physicality, and shooting capacity made him a troublesome matchup for his adversaries. In his second season, he was picked to play in the NBA All-Star Game, and he drove the Timberwolves to the establishment's first play-off appearance. In 1997 he marked an agreement augmentation that guaranteed him $126 million more than six years—the most elevated paying long haul contract in the historical backdrop of American elite athletics around then. Garnett's stretch in Minnesota created a string of remarkable individual achievements—he was named an All-Star in 10 of his initial 12 seasons and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2003–04 season—however his group progressed past the first round of the play-offs just once and never made it to the NBA finals. After the 2006–07 season, the Timberwolves' administration chose to go into a remaking period, and they exchanged Garnett to the Boston Celtics for a record seven players.
In his first year with Boston, he was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and he cooperated with individual All-Stars Ray Allen and Paul Pierce to lead the Celtics to the NBA title in 2008. Garnett helped a maturing Boston group achieve the NBA finals for the second time in three years during the 2009–10 season, yet the Celtics were at last vanquished by the Los Angeles Lakers in seven amusements. While Garnett helped the Celtics achieve the meeting finals in 2011–12, the establishment felt that it expected to remake around more youthful players, and Garnett was exchanged (with Pierce) to the Brooklyn Nets following the 2012–13 season. His creation declined radically in Brooklyn: he arrived at the midpoint of simply 6.6 focuses and 6.7 bounce back per game during his two fractional seasons with the Nets (wounds constrained him to 54 recreations during the 2013–14 crusade) before he was exchanged back to Minnesota in February 2015. Garnett arrived at the midpoint of a career-low 3.2 focuses per game during the 2015–16 season, as he played sparingly and basically filled in as a tutor for the numerous youthful players on the Minnesota list. He resigned from the NBA in September 2016 with the seventeenth most career focuses (26,071) and ninth most career bounce back (14,662) allied history.
After his retirement, the frank Garnett turned into a reporter on a NBA-themed TV studio appear.