Kevin Garnett Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Kevin Garnett Net Worth 2020 – Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American professional basketball player who started his glorious career in the sport with the NBA draft Minnesota Timberwolves. He was the only player since 1975 to be drafted directly out of high school.
Kevin Garnett was born in Greenville, South Carolina to Shirley Garnett and O’Lewis McCullough. His parents were never officially married and after he was born, his father left his mother. She did the sole job of bringing him up.
Garnett attended the Hillcrest Middle School and started exploring basketball for the first time there but it was at Mauldin High School that he started playing in the school team.
Although Garnett was doing well with basketball in the school but an unfortunate event took place and he got into a racially inflicted fight. He was arrested for second-degree lynching. All the charges were dropped but he decided to leave Mauldin.
He got transferred to Farragut Career Academy, Chicago, and he continued his senior year there. He did very well in basketball and was named National High School Player of the year by USA Today.
Around the same time, he was titled as the Most Outstanding Player and to mark the 35th anniversary of the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Game, he was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald’s All Americans.
He began playing professionally in 1995 after he got selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1995 NBA draft, making him the first NBA player to be drafted directly out of high school since 1975, as well as the youngest NBA player at the time.
After his first contract expired, Garnett agreed on a six-year contract extension with the Timberwolves worth $126 million. Many condemned the contract calling it a huge risk considering the huge sum of money involved.
Popular analysts actually speculated that the deal would make it impossible for the Wolves to sign new players. The wolves, however, had so much confidence in the abilities of the young and talented player, who soon began to deliver.
That season, Garnett made an average of 18.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 1.7 steals in every game. The Timberwolves finished the season with their first winning record in franchise history (45–37) and Kevin won his first All-Star.
Although Garnett was named to the All-NBA Second Team in the 2004–05 season, Timberwolves still failed to make the playoffs for the first time in eight years with a record of 44–38 and tension began to build, not for the team alone but also for the young player.
The following season (2005-06) wasn’t any better, despite all of Garnett’s play, the team still recorded the second worst record since Garnett joined the franchise and the following season, the youngster had to be traded to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Sebastian Telfair, Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Gerald Green and Ryan Gomes.
His Boston debut was in a match against the Washington Wizards and he recorded an amazing 22 points and 20 rebounds. In 2012, he agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Celtics worth $34 million. The following year, he recorded his 25,000th point in a 116–95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
When the 2013 NBA Draft opened, the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets reached a deal to trade Garnett, Jason Terry and Paul Pierce for future first-round picks in 2014, 2016, and 2018 drafts respectively and that was exactly what they did and this deal saw Garnett at Brooklyn Nets till 2015 when he agreed to waive his no-trade clause in order to be traded back to Minnesota in exchange for Thaddeus Young.
He played 38 of the team’s first 45 games of the season but missed the entire second half of the season due to a right knee injury. Though Garnett wanted to play one more season with the Timberwolves, his knee injury wasn’t healing as fast as expected.
Kevin Garnett is a retired American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $120 million.He announced his retirement on September 26, 2016, after playing 21 seasons in the NBA.
Kevin Garnett has not been idle since his retirement. The following month after his retirement, he became a crew member on TNT’s Inside the NBA, and subsequently the host of his own segment, Area 21.
In 2017, he became a consultant with the Los Angeles Clippers, he also consulted with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2016–17 season.