Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  10 responses

Kevin Garnett Will Decide on Retirement Every Year

The Boston Celtics inked Kevin Garnett to a new three-year, $36 million deal this past summer, but the future Hall of Famer says it’s no guarantee that he will stick around that long. KG will reflect each year on whether or not to continue playing. Per Yahoo! Sports: “Question: Have you ever thought seriously about retiring? K.G.: ‘Absolutely. Absolutely. There was a time where I felt like, ‘Can I still be productive? Can I still bring something to the table?’ I look at myself in the mirror from a real perspective … I still can play and I still can bring something to a team.’ Q: You don’t appear to be the type of player that will continue playing if you can’t at a high level. True? K.G.: ‘Performance is something we all strive to be better at. I’m no different than that. Who wants to look bad? Who wants to come out here and look bad? I want to always bring something to the table. More importantly, I want to be able to enjoy the guys and the chemistry. When it starts to feel like work, I’m going to have to do something else.’ Q: How many more seasons do you see yourself playing? K.G.: ‘I don’t know. I will make a decision every year. I want to make sure I am having fun. I want to make sure I am productive. I got a lot of responsibility on me right now. I’ll figure it out. But right now I’m still enjoying myself for the most part.’ [...] Q: You said several years ago that once you retire you are going to disappear. What did you mean by that? K.G.: ‘Go away. Not be around the game. Some players take some jobs involved in the league and do some things. I think I am going to take an alternate road. Who knows what the future holds? I’m going to disappear.’”

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  • Al

    disappear like you do in the forth quarter?

  • spit hot fiyah

    so when he retires we know the celtics are officially done

  • M Cho

    If and when KG finally hangs em up, I hope he sticks around the Celtics as an assistant coach or something. It’d be great to see him teaching defense and barking at rookies.

  • VanCityBBall

    the Celts almost seem lost whenever he isn’t on the floor, so a purely KG-less team would be bitter sweet when he does retire…. whenever that is

  • Seth

    Who would retire, passing up all that money? He won’t call it quits ’til his contract is up. And even at that point, he’ll probably still get offers.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    yes sir

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    he’s still got minnesota checks

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    This will be the last year by the looks of it then. Look at it. Shouldnt noone be having fun while playing like that.

  • Mackenzie

    Disappear like the u in fourth?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    maybe they can make the transition between eras….having Rondo will help