Kevin Garnett‘s Hall of Fame enshrinement is “the culmination” of everything he put into the game during a 22-year NBA career.
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, despite their up-and-down history, showered KG with praise.
“This is the culmination,” Garnett said. “All those hours … this is what you do it for, right here. To be able to be called ‘Hall of Famer’ is everything.”
Garnett is the only player in NBA history with at least 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 5,000 assists, 1,500 blocks and 1,500 steals. He also was part of Boston’s 2008 NBA title.
“This is an honor so well deserved,” said Taylor. “We congratulate Kevin on being selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. From the day we drafted him in 1995, we knew there was something special about him that Minnesota had never experienced before. I’ve watched Kevin grow on and off the court and will forever be grateful for his contributions to the Timberwolves organization.”
Garnett led the team to its only trip to the Western Conference finals in 2004 and led it to eight straight playoff appearances.
“He was beloved by our fans in a way that only few players experience and will always have a place at Target Center,” Taylor said. “To be elected in his first year of eligibility validates the impact he had on basketball in Minnesota, the NBA, and around the globe. We are so happy for him to receive this recognition.”