Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics legend Kevin Garnett stated being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame on Saturday means “all the pieces” to him.
Throughout an ESPN broadcast on Saturday, Garnett talked about his storied profession and journey to this time limit.
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“It is the end result,” Garnett stated. “It is the end result, man. You set numerous hours into this. You dedicate your self to a craft. You are taking no days off. You play by means of accidents. You play by means of demise. You play by means of obstacles. You give no excuses for something. You be taught, you construct.
“That is the end result,” he added. “All these hours… that is what you do it for, proper right here. For me, to be referred to as a Corridor of Famer is all the pieces.”
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Garnett was chosen as a member of the 2020 Corridor of Fame class alongside the late Kobe Bryant, in addition to Tim Duncan, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and Patrick Baumann.
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Garnett, whom the Timberwolves drafted in 1995, gained a title with the Celtics in 2008 and an MVP award with Minnesota in 2003-04. He was named to 15 All-Star groups and earned 9 All-NBA honors over 21 seasons within the league. Garnett additionally performed two seasons for the Brooklyn Nets, earlier than he retired in 2016.
The 2020 enshrinement ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 29.