With less than a week before the Minnesota Timberwolves were set to open training camp, Kevin Garnett announced that he has played his final season and would be retiring from the NBA. Garnett broke the announcement with a video on Instagram where he is seen walking around the Target Center by himself, reflecting on his career.
Garnett finished his career as one of three players in NBA History to score 25,000 points, dish out 5,000 assists, and grab 10,000 rebounds. The other two players were Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, both Hall of Famers. Garnett was one of the first players to truly dominate after being drafted out of high school in 1995. He played with the Timberwolves for 12 seasons before being traded to the Boston Celtics where he won his first championship in his first year with the team. From there he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 and then traded back to the Timberwolves in 2015.
He will truly be missed.