|Kevin Garnett Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||May 19, 1976|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Kevin Garnett is an American former professional basketball player who has played for teams like Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets. He played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was named to 15 All-Star Games (winning the All-Star MVP award in 2003) during his NBA career. Known for his intensity and athleticism, he is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time. As of 2020, he was one of the 5 NBA players to have won both the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Also, he has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Kevin Maurice Garnett
KG, The Franchise, The Kid, The Big Ticket
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Minnesota, United States
KG attended Mauldin High School in South Carolina. He first fell in love with basketball at Hillcrest Middle School.
He then went to McClancy High School and after he met a coach from Chicago’s Farragut Academy High School at a basketball camp, Garnett and his mother moved to the city of Chicago so he could transfer to the Academy for his senior years.
- Minnesota Timberwolves (1995-2007)
- Boston Celtics (2007-2013)
- Brooklyn Nets (2013-2015)
- Minnesota Timberwolves (2015-2016)
Power Forward, Center
In his early years in the NBA, while he was playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, KG wore the number 21 jersey.
When he was transferred to the Boston Celtics, he wore number 5. In 2013, he was again traded to Brooklyn Nets where he wore number 2. Since his return to Minnesota Timberwolves in 2015, he again wears number 21.
- Father – O’Lewis McCullough
- Mother – Shirley Garnett
- Siblings – Ashley Garnett (Younger Sister), Sonya Garnett (Older Sister)
- Others – Odell McCullough (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Edna Copeland (Paternal Grandmother), Louis McCullough (Half-Brother) (Professional Basketball Player), Shammond Williams (Older Cousin) (Retired Professional Basketball Player)
Kevin has been signed to –
- ASM Sports, Sports Management Agency
- Big Ticket Sports LLC, Company, Littleton, Colorado, United States
First NBA Game
Garnett’s NBA debut came on November 3, 1995, when Minnesota Timberwolves played against the Sacramento Kings. In that game, KG scored 8 points. Eventually, Minnesota lost that game by 9 points and the final result was 86-95 for the Kings.
His net worth has been $120 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 11 in or 2.11 m
109 kg or 240.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kevin Garnett has dated –
- Krissy Freiberg – He had an affair with former cheerleader Krissy Freiberg in the past.
- Brandi Padilla – Kevin got married to his longtime girlfriend Brandi Padilla in a private ceremony in California in July 2004. His wedding prevented him from taking part in the Athens Olympic Games. Brandi and Kevin have 2 daughters. She filed for divorce on July 12, 2018, and asked for custody of the children.
Race / Ethnicity
Kevin Garnett is of African-American descent.
- Bald head
- Skinny muscular body
- His height
- Passion for the game
15 (US) or 14.5 (UK) or 48 (EU)
KG has appeared in TV commercials for Nike, G2 sports drink, Beats By Dre (2013), NBA 2K9 (2009), Gatorade, AND 1, and Adidas.
Best Known For
KG is known as one of the best power forwards in basketball. He is known for his passion and love for the game. His militancy on the basketball court is what drove him all these years. In 2008, Kevin won his first championship with the Boston Celtics.
- Long arms
- Very flexible body
- High IQ for a big man
- Passion for basketball
- Work ethic
- Loses his nerves very easy
- Not so good hook shot
Kevin first appeared in the movie Blue Chips in 1994. He played the role of a basketball player for the Dolphins.
Kevin Garnett is considered to be one of the hardest-working NBA players. His work ethic is what drove him all these years and got him the championship ring in 2008. KG wants to do what no one else does, he wants to be different, that’s why he gets up every morning at 5 a.m. and runs 3 miles on the beach. He also does weightlifting training that includes different types of exercises for his lower and upper body strength.
“Maybe I’m not the best, I’m not the most skilled, but you won’t outwork me.”
– said Garnett in one of the interviews.
Kevin Garnett Favorite Things
- Food – Pizza and Spaghetti
- Meal – Breakfast
Source – KidzWorld.com
Kevin Garnett Facts
- Garnett’s mother and father were never married. Their relationship ended shortly after Kevin was born.
- His mother Shirley raised him and his two sisters alone.
- His mother got married to Garnett’s stepfather when he was twelve.
- At the age of 12, he and his family moved to Mauldin, South Carolina.
- He didn’t play organized basketball until high school.
- The summer before his senior year in high school, Kevin was involved in a fight between black and white students.
- KG was drafted as the fifth pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1995 NBA Draft.
- KG was traded to Brooklyn Nets from Boston on June 28, 2013.
- On February 19, 2015, Kevin was traded again to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
- The basketball player Shammond Williams, who is a former Laker is KG’s cousin.
- Before a game, he bangs his head against the padded basketball stanchion to motivate himself.
- Kevin wasn’t a part of the US National basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens as he was getting married to Brandi Padilla.
- Garnett has achieved two gold medals with the National basketball team of the US, one at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and one at the 1999 FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan.
- Alongside Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel, and Eric Bogosian, he co-starred playing a fictionalized version of himself in the 2019 crime thriller film Uncut Gems. Kevin Garnett’s performance received positive reviews and the film was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2019.