A 1995 McDonald's All-American from Farragut Career Academy in Chicago, Garnett was a big question mark when he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves. How would he do in the NBA straight out of high school? The answer was, well, every NBA fan should know this one. Garnett was the NBA MVP in 2004, an NBA champion in 2008 (with the Big 3 of Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in Boston), a 15-time NBA All-Star, the 2003 NBA All-Star Game MVP, a four-time member of the All-NBA First Team, a nine-time member of the All-NBA First Defensive Team, and the 2008 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. That's just scratching the surface regarding Garnett's NBA accomplishments.
Garnett finished his NBA career with 26,071 points (17.8 ppg), 14,662 rebounds (10 rpg), and 5,445 assists (3.7 apg). He turned the Timberwolves from an NBA laughingstock into a perennial NBA playoff team. Here's a homage to some of Garnett's finest moments throughout his NBA career.