Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Known for his intensity, defensive ability, and versatility, Garnett is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He is one of five NBA players to win both the Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year awards. In high school, Garnett was a 1995 McDonald's All-American at Farragut Career Academy and won a national player of the year award. He entered the 1995 NBA draft, where he was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years. Garnett made an immediate impact with the Minnesota Timberwolves, leading them to eight consecutive playoff appearances. In 2004, he led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals and won the NBA MVP Award.
|Born:||May 19, 1976, Greenville, South Carolina|
|Listed height:||6 ft 11 in|
|Listed weight:||240 lb|
|High school:||Mauldin (Mauldin, South Carolina), Farragut Academy (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft:||1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5, Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Facebook:||Kevin Garnett's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Kevin Garnett's IMDb|
About Kevin Garnett
2004 NBA MVP who was drafted straight out of high school by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995 and spent 12 seasons with the team before a trade sent him to the Boston Celtics in 2007. He helped lead the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008.
Kevin Garnett Before Fame
Growing up, he would sneak out of his bedroom window at night to play pick-up games at a nearby park.
Achievement of Kevin Garnett
He was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and was selected to 15 All-Star games between 1997 and 2013.
Kevin Garnett Family Life
He married Brandi Padilla in 2004 and the couple welcomed a daughter named Capri in April 2008.
Associations of Kevin Garnett
He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with legendary Celtics player Bill Russell following the team's 2008 championship.
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- Olympic gold medalists for the United States in basketball
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- Basketball players at the 2000 Summer Olympics
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