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Kevin Garnett

  • birthday

    Kevin Garnett was born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina
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    working hard

    Worked endlessly on his game, playing at Springfield Park, an outdoor court near his home in Mauldin (Mauldin, a middle-class town with a population of about 12,000, is a suburb of Greenville, the largest city in western South Carolina)
  • first sports illustrated cover

    first sports illustrated cover
    Is the coverboy of Sports Illustrated, with the words "Ready or Not."
  • draft

    Drafted fifth overall in the 1995 NBA draft (held at the SkyDome in Toronto, Canada) by the Minnesota Timberwolves, just days after finishing high school
  • first contract

    Signed his first professional contract, a three-year, $4.636 million deal with the Timberwolves
  • first preaseason game

    first preaseason game
    Played in his first ever NBA preseason game against Milwaukee. would finish the game with 13 points and 3 rebounds.
  • first NBA game

    first NBA game
    Played in his first ever NBA game in Sacramento, coming off the bench at the 5:55 mark in the first quarter during the Timberwolves season opener. finished the game with 8 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist in 16 minutes
  • first NBA start

    first NBA start
    Makes the first start of his career, scoring nine points and grabbing eight rebounds in the Timberwolves' 106-104 loss to the Lakers in L.A.
  • contract extension

    Signed a six-year, $126 million contract extension with the Timberwolves, which at the time was the largest multiyear deal in professional team sports.
  • all-star

    Became the first all-star starter in Timberwolves franchise history, in his second career all-star appearance, at the 1998 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden in New York
  • second sports illustrated cover

    second sports illustrated cover
    Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, with the tag line "The Kid Who Changed The Game." The cover story is titled, "Howlin' Wolf."
  • all NBA first team

    all NBA first team
    Named to the All-NBA first team for the first time in his career
  • all-star game MVP

    all-star game MVP
    Named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game at Philips Arena in Atlanta after scoring a game-high 37 points in 41 minutes to lead the Western Conference to a 155-145 victory in double overtime
  • 13,000 points

    13,000 points
    Became the fifth youngest player in NBA history to reach 13,000 points

    Officially named MVP of the 2003-2004 season. Garnett wins MVP for the first time in his career. Since his first ever NBA game was on November 3, 1995, it took him exactly eight and a half years to take home the award.
  • traded to celtics

    traded to celtics
    Traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Boston Celtics for five players (Al Jefferson, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, and Theo Ratliff) and two first-round draft picks -- the largest trade for one player in league history.
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    NBA champions

    championshipthe celtics have a very successful season and win the 07-08 NBA championship
  • 1,000th game

    1,000th game
    documentPlayed in his 1,000th career (regular season) game, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach that mark, at 32 years 165 days. He broke Shawn Kemp's previous record of 33 years and 24 days. Garnett's stats after 1,000 are: 20.407 points, 11.213 rebounds (2.708 offensive, 8.505 defensive), 4.395 assists, 1.666 blocks, 1.386 steals, 2.530 turnovers, 2.521 fouls, and 37.926 minutes per game
  • moving up

    moving up
    Scored 21 points in a win over the Kings in Sacramento, giving him 20,894 for his career, moving him into 27th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list (passing Bob Pettitt)