Boston Celtics to retire Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 on March 13

Kevin Garnett is a basketball Hall of Famer who still bleeds green.

Next March, the Celtics will honor that by retiring his No. 5, the group revealed.

From 2007-2013, Garnett was the intense heart of the Celtics and assisted lead them to their 2008 NBA title (the franchise’s only banner in the previous 35 years). Garnett was a game-changer at forward, a protective force who might handle a shot-creating function (he completed his profession balancing 17.8 points and 10 rebounds a video game). He was an NBA MVP, a nine-time All-NBA gamer, a 15-time All-Star, and the resume simply continues. He was preserved in the Hall of Popularity in 2020, in a famous class with Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.

Garnett deserves this honor.

He likewise is worthy of to have his number retired by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nevertheless, Garnett’s harmful relationship with Glen Taylor makes that difficult so long as Taylor stays part of the ownership group.

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Boston Celtics to retire Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 on March 13 initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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