The 2021 Hall of Fame is going to be stacked with first-ballot NBA legends joining basketball's best. Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan will be joined by Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics legend Kevin Garnett.
After 21 years in the NBA, 'The Big Ticket' has decided it is time to give up the grind. It has been rumoured for a while after the two parties were reportedly coming to an agreement over the remainder of his deal with the organisation he represented for 13 years.
He brought the T-Wolves to relevancy in the late '90s and early '00s, taking them to the conference finals 2004, before moving to Beantown in 2007 in the pursuit of a championship. He finally got that clip a year later as the Celtics beat the L.A. Lakers.
In a post on his Instagram page, the forward confirmed he was calling time on his glittering career that produced an MVP award in 2004 and 15 All-Star appearances.
He leaves the Timberwolves in the safe hands of sophomore Karl-Anthony Towns, mentoring the unanimous Rookie of the Year winner throughout his debut season.
Garnett was one of the few big-name '90s stars remaining in the NBA. It's now left to Vince Carter and Dirk Nowitzki.