Kevin Garnett.

Check out the best social media reactions to Kevin Garnett's retirement around the NBA

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Kevin Garnett waved goodbye to basketball yesterday as he drew a close to his glorious 21-year career.

The Big Ticket is, without a doubt, one of the greatest men at the four spot there has ever been.

After winning the MVP award in 2004, KG went on to win his one and only NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008.

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Garnett, 40, has influenced so many players in the league today down the years after spending nearly two decades in the NBA and there is no doubt he has had a lasting impact on the game.

The tributes to Garnett poured in on social media following his announcement and here are some of the best from around the league.

Jordan Clarkson, Mike Conley, Scottie Pippen, Khris Middleton, Tracey McGrady and teammates Ricky Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns are just some of the names that let the Big Ticket know exactly how much he meant to them.

It's been a tough summer for basketball.

First Kobe Bryant retired, then Tim Duncan and now Kevin Garnett. Those are three men that have helped define the sport over the past 20 years and became a part of the furniture for fans.

It might be a new era in the NBA, but KG will never be forgotten.

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