The former NBA champion had his jersey retired by the beloved team, surrounded by his fans and his friends.
Jersey retirements are always a chance to celebrate history and the people who helped make it and Sunday night was no different.
But Garnett’s Boston jersey shouldn’t be his only one retired.
Kevin Garnett is getting his jersey retired by the Celtics despite not owning any franchise record.
He holds 19 different franchise records for the Timberwolves.
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 13, 2022
As pointed out by Statmuse, Garnett got his jersey retired by the Celtics despite not owning any franchise records.
However, he holds 19 different records with the team that he started – and ended – his career with: the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Doesn’t that mean the T-Wolves should be hanging Garnett’s jersey in their rafters soon?
Garnett was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Timberwolves and he became the first player to be drafted directly out of high school since 1975.
In his first 42 games, he averaged 14 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.26 blocks.
Within a few seasons, Garnett was a breakout star for Minnesota and signed a contract extension for a then-unheard-of $126 million.
Garnett would help lead the team to its first winning record in franchise history.
The Wolves would get a lot better with Garnett leading the way, which would help him win MVP.
Although the team never made the Finals and fell short of their high hopes, there is no doubt that Garnett breathed new life into the team and made them one of the most exciting squads in the league.
In the end, Garnett also played his last few seasons with Minnesota, even though he wasn’t on the floor as often due to injuries.
He has again and again shown his love for the Timberwolves – now it’s time the team does the same.