MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KMSP) - After 21 seasons in the NBA, Kevin Garnett announced his retirement. Tributes continue to pour in over social media.
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Congrats on your 21-year NBA career, Kevin Garnett! If you need any advice about retirement talk to this guy. pic.twitter.com/srhdtVQ2RT— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 23, 2016
salute KG! congrats on a great career pic.twitter.com/Dq7CxtPn3v— Anthony Barr (@AnthonyBarr) September 23, 2016
I mean where do I start. First watching you play at the Solon Cage Classic in Ohio with Team Michigan when u were in HS, I believe I was 10 years old and I was like dang this dude nice!! Then a lil time passed and u were drafted straight out of HS to the pros so I felt like man whoever get him is a lucky team. And I surely wasn't wrong! The KID nickname was fly, swaged out and made a 10 year old kid from Akron believe he could run with the big boys himself! Fast forward 8 years later that kid you inspired entered the draft fresh out of HS as well. Thank you!! Competing vs you in whatever uniform u were in at the time meant the world to me because of two distinctive trait u had. Passion and commitment to just compete every single possession. U showed me what it took and we never played on the same team(All-Star games is different). Thank you! Congratulations to The Big Ticket on a helluva career! HOF is your next stop to cap it all off, the cherry on top!! 1 Love
Amazing career for KG! Ultra talented and one of the most intense players I've ever seen. Loved his passion for defense. He was a beast...— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) September 23, 2016
To one of the best to ever play the game. Salute to KG! pic.twitter.com/Dt9ctMmIex— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) September 24, 2016