The Boston Celtics will certainly retire Kevin Garnett’s No 5 jersey throughout the 2020-21 season, the group introduced throughout Thursday’s house video game versus the LA Clippers.
During a standstill, the Celtics played a Garnett emphasize video clip on the Jumbotron, come with by an audio clip from previous Celtics train Doc Rivers, stating, “I’ve never been around a player like Kevin. Ever. I’ve never seen a guy that committed to winning.”
“I’m honoured and thankful to have my number retired with the Celtics,” Garnett claimed in a declaration published on the cinema. I will certainly constantly have tremendous regard and also recognition for possession, (basic supervisor) Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers, my previous team-mates and also Celtic Nation!”
Garnett played 6 periods for the Celtics after showing up using profession from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the summer season of2007 He assisted Boston to the NBA title in 2007-08 in his very first season – winning Defensive Player of the Year honours in the process – and also an additional Finals look in 2009-10, shedding to the Los Angeles Lakers.
He made 5 All-Star groups with Boston prior to being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in the summer season of 2013.
Garnett will certainly be the 23 rd Celtics gamer to have his number retired, in enhancement to honours without number classifications for previous ahead Jim Loscutoff and also previous radio commentator Johnny Most.
The Timberwolves, for whom Garnett played his very first 12 periods and also his last one-and-a-half, have actually not yet retired his number.