Kevin Garnett road to the Hall Of Fame

Kevin Garnett road to the Hall Of Fame

May 01, 2020

Let’s start off with congratulations to Kevin Garnett on being put into the NBA 2020 hall of fame and lets recap how this all went down. The Year is 1995, Garnett is in High school where he was named McDonald’s All-American at Farragut Career Academy and won a national player of the year award. (Farragut Career Academy High School is a public 4–year high school located in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.)

Garnett would enter the 1995 NBA draft, where he was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years. Garnett would go on to play 12 season with the Timberwolves winning numerous amounts of awards along with making All star teams but never won a championship. (All stats/award can be found on the bottom of this article) In 2007, after 12 seasons with the Timberwolves, Garnett joined the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster trade that shocked the basketball world. In his first year with the Celtics, he helped lead them to the NBA championship, while also finishing in third place for the MVP award voting. One of Garnett most memorable moment is when he stood center court at the TD Garden, confetti swirling everywhere looking to the sky, tears in his eyes, and screamed “ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE!” But like all good things his time in Boston came to an end in 2013, Garnett was included in a second headline trade that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets . Then in 2015, Garnett was traded back to Minnesota. He announced his retirement from professional basketball in September 2016. Kevin Garnett was announced to the 2020 NBA hall of fame.

Kevin Garnett career numbers

• NBA champion (2008)
• NBA Most Valuable Player (2004)
• 15× NBA All-Star (1997, 1998, 2000–2011, 2013)
• NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003)
• 4× All-NBA First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2008)
• 3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2002, 2005)
• 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2007)
• NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
• 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000–2005, 2008, 2009, 2011)
• 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2006, 2007, 2012)
• NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1996)
• 4× NBA rebounding champion (2004–2007)
• J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2006)
• Mr. Basketball USA (1995)
• McDonald’s All-American Game MVP (1995)
• 2× First-team Parade All-American (1994, 1995)
• Illinois Mr. Basketball (1995)

Written by Mosess Menendez found on IG @the_mosess_mania

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