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Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett
Garnett with the Celtics on January 13, 2008
NameKevin Garnett
CaptionGarnett with the Celtics on January 13, 2008
PositionPower forward
Height Ft6
Height In11
Weight Lb253
TeamBoston Celtics
Birth DateMay 19, 1976(age 40)
Birth PlaceGreenville, South Carolina
High SchoolMauldin High School
Farragut Career Academy
Draft Round1
Draft Pick5
Draft Year1995
Draft TeamMinnesota Timberwolves
Career Start1995
Years11995 2007
Team1Minnesota Timberwolves
Years22007 present
Team2Boston Celtics
Highlights *NBA Champion (2008) *NBA Most Valuable Player ( ) *NBA Defensive Player of the Year ( ) *14× NBA All-Star (1997 1998, 2000 2011) *4× All-NBA First Team ( ,    ,  ) *3× All-NBA Second Team (   ,  ) *2× All-NBA Third Team ( ,  ) *9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (   ,    ,  ) *2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (   ) *NBA All-Rookie Second Team ( ) * 4× NBA rebounding champion (   ) *NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003) *J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award ( )

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Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays power forward for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a high school basketball career at Farragut Career Academy which included winning a national player of the year award, he skipped college and entered the NBA Draft. He was selected with the 5th overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years.

Garnett made an immediate impact with the Minnesota Timberwolves leading them to eight-consecutive playoff appearances. In 2004, Garnett led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals and was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2003 04 season. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal as a member of the USA men's national basketball team. Since his second season in the league, Garnett has been named to every All-Star Game, which includes winning the All-Star MVP award in 2003. He was awarded the regular season's NBA Defensive Player of the Year in the 2007 08 season and has been a nine-time member of the All-NBA Teams selection and a eleven-time member of the All-Defensive Teams selection. Garnett currently holds several all-time Timberwolves franchise records.

After spending 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster trade in 2007. In his first year with the Celtics, he helped lead them to their first NBA championship since 1986.

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