Kevin Garnett Announces Retirement
Kevin Garnett announced his retirement from the NBA earlier today after agreeing to a contract settlement with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report by the Star Tribune.
Garnett posted a video on his Instagram account which shows his walking through an empty Target Center. In it, he says “thank you” and “farewell.”
According to the Associated Press, Garnett and the Timberwolves came to agreement on a buyout Friday. Garnett, 40, will be waived by the team and will collect his entire $8 million salary for next season.
Garnett was drafted by the Wolves straight out of high school in 1995 and was the face of the franchise before a trade to the Boston Celtics in July 2007.
The Big Ticket, as he was commonly referred to, won a championship in his first season with the Celtics, moved to the Brooklyn Nets in June 2013 via trade, then returned to Minnesota in February 2015, when Garnett waived his no-trade clause to return home.
According to ESPN, Garnett finishes his career as one of three players with 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists. He was also the NBA’s rebounding champion for four straight seasons 2003-04 to 2006-07.