Happy Retirement, KG
Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett starred at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago, where he led the squad to a 28-2 record his senior season and earned National High School Player of the Year honors. Though the T-shirt may indicate he had dreams of playing in Ann Arbor, he instead chose to enter the NBA straight out of high school.
Kevin Garnett was named Mr. Basketball for Illinois after averaging 25 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 blocks his senior season at Farragut.
Kevin Garnett poses outside of Farragut Career Academy. KG played for Mauldin High in South Carolina for his first three seasons but transferred to Farragut before his senior year.
Kevin Garnett became only the fourth player to jump directly from high school to the NBA, following Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins and Bill Willoughby.
Kevin Garnett was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick of the 1995 NBA Draft. KG was joined in the Top 5 by Joe Smith, Antonio McDyess, Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace.
Kevin Garnett was joined the next year by Stephon Marbury and the two were expected to be the future of the organization.
After Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury led Minnesota to the playoffs in 1997 and 1998, Marbury was traded to New Jersey after a dispute with management.
Kevin Garnett's entourage — called the OBF (Official Block Family) — includes friends from Beachwood Drive in his hometown of Mauldin, S.C.
Kevin Garnett strikes a pose.
Kevin Garnett in a profile portrait.
Kevin Garnett puts his arm around Vince Carter after leading Team USA to the gold medal in Sydney.
Tim Hardaway, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen smile on the floor after leading Team USA to the gold medal in Sydney.
High school star Darius Miles skipped college for the NBA and immediately drew comparisons to Kevin Garnett for their style of play. Those comparisons proved to be incorrect as Miles played nine injury-plagued seasons and is now out of the league.
Kevin Garnett shows his skills during an NBA clinic in Tokyo.
Kevin Garnett poses with Ludacris during an NBA All-Star Party in Los Angeles.
After years of first-round playoff exits, Kevin Garnett was joined by Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell for the 2003-04 season. KG was named NBA MVP after averaging 21 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. The Timberwolves advanced to the Western Conference Finals before bowing out to the Lakers.
LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Bernie Mac chat backstage during the 2004 ESPY Awards in Hollywood.
Kevin Garnett travels to New Delhi to debut his limited edition 'Adidas KG basketball shoe.'
Kevin Garnett chats with Barry Bonds before the 2007 All-Star game in Las Vegas.
A day after being traded to the Celtics, Kevin Garnett reconnected with his old Minnesota buddy David Ortiz after throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park.
After the trade, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were immediately dubbed "The New Big Three" in Boston and became one of the favorites to win the 2008 NBA title.
Kevin Garnett offers words of encouragement to Serena Williams at the Matt Leinart First Annual Celebrity Bowling Night in Hollywood.
Kevin Garnett averaged 20.4 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game during the 2008 playoffs.
A 15-time All-Star, Garnett finally won his first and only championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics.
Kevin Garnett and his Celtics teammates meet President George W. Bush after winning the NBA Championship.
Kevin Garnett poses with his wife Brandi at the 2008 ESPY Awards. The couple married in 2004, which forced KG to miss a chance to defend the gold medal in Athens.
Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett dominated the power forward position for over a decade.
Kevin Garnett poses with then-Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning during a promotional press conference for Wheaties.
Kevin Garnett and LeBron James share a laugh on the bus ride to the stadium prior to the 2010 NBA All-Star game in Dallas.
Kevin Garnett poses for a portrait as part of the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
Kevin Garnett battles it out at the first ever Call of Duty XP at the Stages at Playa Vista in Los Angeles.
Kevin Garnett and his wife Brandi attend Day 8 of the 2011 U.S. Open.
Fans wearing masks of Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett pose during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Heat in Boston.
Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant talk during the NBA All-Star practice in Houston. Garnett made 12 consecutive All-Star appearances from 2000 to 2011.
Kevin Garnett poses with Magic Johnson befoe the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,
Kevin Garnett looks on during his first preseason game in a Brooklyn Nets uniform.
Jay-Z congratulates Kevin Garnett late in the fourth quarter of the Brooklyn Nets 97-83 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Eight years after being traded to Boston, Kevin Garnett returned to Minnesota in a trade with Brooklyn for Thaddeus Young.
Kevin Garnett throws out the first pitch prior to the Minnesota Twins game against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Kevin Garnett poses with Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns for an SI cover shoot in Minneapolis.
NHL's Least Huggable Mascot
The Oilers presented their new mascot, Hunter, who, despite what the team says, is not huggable.
Two Dachshunds Play Golf
Courtney Riggs: P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
It's nearly October and I have yet to feature Courtney Riggs this year. That's not acceptable. She is this afternoon's LLOD (click for full-size gallery).
Hot Clicks Giveaway
Big news. Levi’s now has NFL fan apparel available for all 32 NFL teams! The Levi’s NFL Collection will offer men’s and women’s apparel, incorporating four new pieces in classic Levi’s silhouettes (the NFL Denim Trucker jacket, Western Shirt, Moleskin overskirt and western sweatshirt). My favorite is the Western Shirt, and as luck would have it, I have five to give away. I’ll send to the 50th, 100th, 200th, 250th and 300th person to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the NFL analyst I discussed in A.M. Clicks who really needs a Twitter break. Please make the subject line Levis.
Joakim Noah Surprises Fan
Here's a nice story about Joakim Noah bringing some happiness to this family of Knicks fans.
So Does Tom Hanks
This couple was getting its wedding photos taken in Central Park when a familiar face stopped by to wish the bride and groom luck.
Gary Player Pays Tribute to Arnold Palmer
Odds & Ends
Steven Adams had a great excuse for dodging Kevin Garnett's trash talk ... Love the Colts broadcaster blatantly swearing on air at the end of Sunday's game ... Another example of why Joe Maddon's players love him so much ... Funniest College GameDay signs of the weekend ... This will not help the $5 million lawsuitAl Sharpton's daughter filed against NYC ... Wonder what these Justin Bieber fans thought of their run-in with the singer ... How Arnold Palmer gave his name to his signature drink.
Chair vs. ESPN Anchor
Amy Schumer Meets Kiss Cam
Paul Pierce's Top 10 Plays
The Tracks of My Tears (then and now)
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