Kevin Garnett Retires: Twitter Reacts to NBA Legend’s Decision

September 23rd, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

The end has come for Kevin Garnett after 21 NBA seasons that include 15 All-Star appearances, four first-team All-NBA selections, one MVP award and one NBA championship. 

On Friday, Kent Youngblood of the Star-Tribune reported Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed on a buyout. 

Later, on his official Instagram page, Garnett confirmed his retirement with a short video:

A true legend of the NBA, Garnett is going to walk into the Basketball Hall of Fame in five years when he becomes eligible. His impact on basketball in Minnesota is impossible to understate. 

Prior to Garnett's arrival in 1995, the Timberwolves franchise didn't make a playoff appearance in six seasons. After missing the postseason in the Big Ticket's rookie year, they made eight straight postseason appearances, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2004. 

Karl-Anthony Towns, the new face of Timberwolves basketball, was left speechless by Garnett's announcement:

Garnett's former teammate Paul Pierce paid tribute to Garnett:

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