Ten fun facts about Kevin Garnett


Fact 1
His nicknames include KG, the Big Ticket, the Kid and the Franchise.

Fact 2
He was named Mr. Basketball for South Carolina in 1994 and for Illinois in 1995.

Fact 3
Garnett was named USA Today's 1995 High School Player of the Year.


Fact 4
His selection out of high school started a trend: for the next 12 years, at least one high-school player was selected in every draft until the minimum-age requirement was changed in 2006 (U.S. players now have to be at least one year removed from high-school graduation).

Fact 5
He grew up as a Los Angeles Lakers fan—faced them with the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals.

Fact 6
He was the first NBA star ever traded for seven players.

Fact 7
He portrayed Wilt Chamberlain in the 1996 HBO movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault.

Fact 8
Garnett is a self-proclaimed “big music fan” everything from “Anita Baker to DMX”; loves DMX, Jay-Z, Biggie, Nas, and hip hop and rap in general.

Fact 9
KG now leaves two seats empty during team introductions, in honor of Malik Sealy together with Eldrick Leamon.

Fact 10
He won gold for the 2002 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team in Sydney.


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is an American professional basketball power forward and center with the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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