Kevin Garnett was the first player drafted in twenty years to come from prep to pro. There were many who were concerned that this was too far a leap for anyone to make. They needn’t have worried.
KG would become one of the best players in the game and for many WAS the Minnesota Timberwolves. He would make that team a must watch proposition and would change the teams fortunes. Garnett took them to the playoffs year after year, including one run where he was able to take the T-Wolves to the Western Final in a year he was also named the league MVP.
The trash talker would be traded to the Boston Celtics forming a “big three” with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce and would finally win that elusive title and after a stint with the Nets he returned to Minnesota to finish his career.
Garnett retired after twenty-one seasons with 15 All Star appearances, an MVP, a Defensive Player of the Year Award and made nine All NBA teams. There should be no doubt that we have a first ballot Hall of Famer on our hands.
Should Kevin Garnett be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 94.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%