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Kevin Garnett To Have Jersey Retired By Boston Celtics

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

Kevin Garnett will further be cemented in NBA history when the Boston Celtics retire his No. 5 jersey. The team announced that KG aka "The Big Ticket" will receive the honor sometime during the 2020-2021 season.

The 6'11" big man became a fan favorite because of his fierce intensity and competitive drive. He arrived at tha gahden in 2007 after a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that drafted him straight out of high school in 1995. KG joined longtime Celtic Paul Pierce, fellow newcomer Ray Allen and young gun Rajon Rondo to secure the 2008 Championship, Boston's first in more than 20 years. His jersey retirement follows that of Pierce's who had the honor during the 2017-2018 season.

KG retired from the NBA in 2016 after returning to the team that he first sprouted under. His career spanned 21 years, 3 teams, 15 All-Star selections and other honors including 2007-08 Defensive Player of the Year and 2003-04 league MVP. Not to mention 11,453 defensive rebounds, a record which he holds today. Although he retired a Timberwolf, perhaps Celtics green is how the world will most strongly remember him.

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