Kevin Garnett is a professional basketball player in the United States. Once, he was one of the most dreaded power forwards in basketball. His titanic presence was sensed in the NBA (National Basketball Association) for 21 seasons altogether, and perhaps in 21 seasons, he conquered everything there is to conquer as an NBA player – respect, championships, and some awards.
Kevin Garnett was born in 1976 on 19 May to Shirley Garnett and O’Lewis McCullough in Greenville, South Carolina. As Garnett’s mother did not marry his father and their relationship ended shortly after he was born, Garnett spent the major part of his childhood in Maudlin with his mother and stepfather, Ernest Irby, with whom he had a strained relationship.
Garnett’s childhood was emotionally rough, but basketball saved him from his miseries. Since childhood, he has been fond of playing basketball, and when he studied at Farragut Career Academy, Chicago, he played for the basketball team of their high school, and he played so well that he got the nickname, Mr. Basketball.
Kevin Garnett had a longtime relationship with Brandi Padilla, and in July 2004, they got married in a private wedding ceremony in California. The happy couple has a beautiful daughter named Capri Garnett.
Kevin Garnett’s career started with playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves just after his high school. In 1995, he was the first NBA player in twenty years who was drafted straightaway out of high school.
Garnett brought about an instant impression with the Minnesota Timberwolves as he led them to 8 successive playoff appearances. Kevin Garnett led the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals in 2004 and was voted the Most Valuable Player of the year.
Garnett won a gold medal at Sydney Olympics in 2000, and he also won the All-Star MVP in 2003, and he was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. For All-NBA Teams, he was selected for nine times and for All-Defensive Teams he was selected for twelve times. Numerous Timberwolves franchise records are also held by Garnett.
Kevin Garnett signed up the Boston Celtics in an epic trade in 2007 after he played 12 seasons with the Timberwolves. He helped the Celtics in leading them to the NBA championship in the first year, and he finished third for the award of MVP.
Garnet joined the Brooklyn Nets in a second frontpage trade in 2013, but he came back to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2015. He made the announcement of his retirement from professional basketball in September 2016.
Awards & Achievements
Kevin Garnett, in 21 seasons, has achieved all things there are to achieve in the game of basketball. It will be a futile task to list all his achievements as he has already established his greatness. The fact can be complemented by having a look at his big awards: (1) NBA Most Valuable Player in 2004 (2) Sydney Olympic Gold in 2000 (3) 15 All-Star Games (4) NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008.
Net Worth & Salary of Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett has a net worth of around $150 million. It is difficult to determine his accurate net worth because of his numerous contracts. Garnett’s long career made sure that he got sufficient money to have a decent retirement life. Over 90% of his net worth is attributable to his accrued salary earnings. Some reports reveal that he is the highest-earning basketball player altogether in the history of the NBA.
Kevin Garnett is no less than a legend. He is considered one of the best power forwards basketball has ever witnessed. These days the 44-year-old man has chosen to live a peaceful private life. It is not easy to get detailed information about him or his family nowadays. What is ascertained regarding his family is that he has been living a happy married life with his wife Brandi Padilla, and the couple is bringing up their daughter together.