Sport Garnett gets emotional after being named Hall of Fame finalist

04:35  15 february  2020
04:35  15 february  2020 Source:   nesn.com

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

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

Kobe Bryant, named a 2020 finalist Friday, will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. San Antonio Spurs star and five-time champion Tim Duncan, 15-time NBA all-star Kevin Garnett and 10-time WNBA all-star Tamika Catchings, along with coaches Kim Mulkey, Barbara

The Basketball Hall of Fame has selected eight finalists . Let’s take a look at the selections Garnett won a championship upon arriving in Boston. Throughout his career, the big man was named to 15 NBA All-Star games Bosh was a good player, and probably will get in, but he deserves better than

It’s been a whirlwind of a two-day stretch for former Boston Celtic Kevin Garnett.

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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) Hall of Fame is something you don’t really think about, you don’t really dream about, it just happens,” Garnett said, in a video tweeted by the Celtics. “I’m more than honored for this. This is over my head.

“This is one of the more overwhelming situations I’ve ever been in,” Garnett said. “Thank you.”

All-Star Weekend 'tribute to' legacies of Kobe, Stern

  All-Star Weekend 'tribute to' legacies of Kobe, Stern Pau Gasol and Sue Bird honored Kobe Bryant and David Stern in their address to the crowd before the All-Star Weekend Rising Stars game.Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26. Bryant and late NBA commissioner David Stern, who died Jan. 1, were honored before the game by former Bryant teammate Pau Gasol and WNBA star Sue Bird. Bryant was named a Hall of Fame finalist prior to the game.

Bryant was expected to take the step toward the hall even before he died in a helicopter crash in January. Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Chris To gain induction, finalists need a minimum of 18 of 24 votes from the honors committee, which is made up of Hall of Famers , basketball executives and

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Garnett won one NBA championship during his six-year stint in Boston. He finished his career a nine-time All-NBA selection, 2004 Most Valuable Player and 2008 Defensive Player of the Year.

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