Sport Celtics to retire Hall of Fame lock Kevin Garnett's No. 5 next season

04:20  14 february  2020
04:20  14 february  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Garnett gets emotional after being named Hall of Fame finalist

  Garnett gets emotional after being named Hall of Fame finalist It’s been a whirlwind of a two-day stretch for former Boston Celtic Kevin Garnett. One day after the Celtics announced they would retire Garnett’s No. 5, the NBA champion was also named a finalist to be inducted with the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class. A visibly emotional Garnett discussed what the honor meant to him on Friday night.

The Boston Celtics will retire Garnett ' s No . 5 jersey next season . Garnett and the Celtics made the NBA Finals one more time in 2010, where they took the Lakers to seven games before blowing a third quarter lead in Game 7. In 2013, Garnett was traded to the Nets alongside championship

Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kevin Garnett only played six seasons for the Boston Celtics, but he still managed to leave a big enough mark on the franchise to receive its ultimate honor.

a baseball player holding a basketball: Kevin Garnett led the Celtics to their first championship in 22 years. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Kevin Garnett led the Celtics to their first championship in 22 years. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Celtics announced Thursday they will retire Garnett’s No. 5 in a ceremony next season, after his presumed enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Garnett joined the Celtics in 2007 after 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it didn’t take long to find the success he never found in the Midwest. Alongside Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, Garnett led the Celtics to the 2008 NBA championship. He ended up 18.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists during his tenure in Boston.

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Should Kevin Garnett ’ s No . 5 be the next one retired by the Celtics ? Pretty strong cases for and against. But Garnett ’ s intensity, intelligence, and basketball sensibility sure served as a heck of a tribute to Russell. Winning was everything to KG, and he is the biggest reason – including Pierce

Will KG get his jersey retired from the Celtics ? Rick Strom breaks it down. Give us your thoughts in the This FORGOTTEN NBA Scandal RUINED Kevin Garnett ' s Prime - Продолжительность: 6:46 Andy Michael Jordan's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech - Продолжительность: 23

Funnily enough, this could mean the Celtics end up retiring Garnett’s number for the Timberwolves, where Garnett began his career as a teenager and became the greatest player in the franchise’s history. Garnett had a contentious relationship with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor in the later years of his career, and that continued into retirement.

Garnett will join the largest collection of retired numbers in major North American sports with the Celtics, becoming the 23rd player to have his number receive the honor. Broadcaster Johhny Most and forward Jim Loscutoff received similar honors as well.

The fruits of Garnett’s Celtics career will likely still be on the court when his number is retired, thanks to his trade to the Brooklyn Nets. In sending away Garnett, the Celtics received picks that would eventually turn into current stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT

  Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night. Marcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 of Boston's 27 points in the overtime periods. The Celtics have won seven straight at home and eight of their last nine overall. The Clippers played most of the game without Paul George, who left in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain. Lou Williams led Los Angeles with 35 points.

Paul Pierce says Kevin Garnett ' s number will be next retired by Celtics . BOSTON -- Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce believes Kevin Garnett ' s No . 5 will soon hang Pierce, who played his first 15 seasons in Boston, signed a one-day contract with the Celtics last summer in order to retire

No matter how one slices it, Nowitzki has been a Hall of Famer since he led the Mavericks to the 2011 title, if This third grouping is for players whose Hall of Fame credentials would be debatable if they chose to retire today. By this time next season , he’ s probably secured a Hall spot, especially if he

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The non-Derek Jeter Hall of Fame voter remains anonymous .
The Baseball Writers Association of America has released the ballots of those Hall of Fame voters who chose to make them public. Which they are not required to do. You can see the entire list of public ballots here.© Getty ImagesAs we noted when the results were revealed last month, one voter and only one voter declined to put Derek Jeter on their ballot, keeping him from being the second unanimous inductee of all time. That bothered some people, and those people were eagerly waiting for today’s reveal to see who it was. Welp, sorry. The Jeter non-voter did not make their ballot public.Which is fine by me.

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