Kevin Garnett – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $180 Million

PROFESSION : Basketball Player

Kevin Maurice Garnett nicknamed “K.G” is an American professional basketball player of the NBA with a net worth of around $180 million. In his career spanning 18 years, he has played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bolton Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets. In the NBA, where match-ups are everything, Kevin has been a one-man nightmare for most of his career.

Early years

Kevin, the middle child in his family, was born in South Carolina, to O’Lewis McCullough and Shirley Garnett. After the separation of his parents, he moved to Mauldin, South Carolina, where his mother married his stepfather. He fell in love with the sport of basketball when he was in middle school, although he did not play organized basketball until high school. Due to a racially charged incident and fearful of being a target, He transferred to Farragut Career Academy in Chicago in his senior year of high school and it was here that he was named National High school player of the year by USA Today.

NBA

Kevin Garnett Press Conference

In 1995, He became the first NBA player to be directly drafted out of high school in 20 years when he was picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves. From that point onwards, Garnett has never looked back. He made an instant impact, leading the Timberwolves to eight consecutive playoff appearances. In the 1997-98 season, Garnett signed a 6-year contract extension with the Timberwolves for an unparalleled $126 million. It was also the season when Kevin made it to the NBA All-star team for the first time. He won a gold medal with the USA men’s National Basketball team at the Summer Olympics held in Australia in 2000. He was voted the MVP of the year, after leading the Timberwolves to The Western Conference Finals of the 2003-04 season

Things started going downhill in the 2004-2005 season, with the Minnesota Timberwolves not making the playoffs for the first time. In 2007, when the decision came to trade Kevin Garnett, there were several teams making offers. The Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and the Dallas Mavericks, all were plying for his signature. Finally, The Boston Celtics snapped him up in exchange for 7 players and cash considerations. Kevin Garnett signed a three year contract for $60 million with the Boston Celtics the very day the trade was made public. The 7-for-1 deal constitutes the largest number of players traded for a single player in league history.
The combination of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Garnett were automatically nicknamed “The Big Three” by the media after the Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish trio. He made his Boston debut with a strong performance against the Washington Wizards, with 22 points and 20 rebounds. With the Celtics, Kevin found perfect playing partners in Pierce—a slasher—and Allen, a smooth perimeter player known for stretching the defense. In 2008 Boston Celtics, with Garnett on their side, were victorious at the NBA championship. Garnett helped the Celtics to their 17th NBA Championship, with 26 points and 14 rebounds in the NBA Finals. Garnett was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2007–08 season. He also led all players in voting for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game.
In the 2008–09 season, Garnett became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 1,000 career games, at 32 years and 165 days. Garnett earned his twelfth consecutive All-Star Game start on February 15, 2009.
In 2013, the day of the NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets reached a deal to trade Garnett.

Endorsements and Property

Kevin Garnett Anta          

Over the course of his 18 year career, Garnett has endorsed some of the biggest brands in the business. Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, Beats by Dre and Zico are some of the brands that he has endorsed. He agreed terms for a multi-million dollar endorsement contract with Chinese sportswear brand Anta in 2010. In December 2011, Garnett agreed to become a limited shareholder of American-owned Italian Serie A soccer team A.S. Roma.

 

Kevin Garnett House

Garnett owns a sprawling estate in Long Lake, which he bought in 2007 for $6.45 million. Garnett also has majestic contemporary estate at Concord which he has put on the market for $4.85 million. With 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, the place is a contemporary masterpiece, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, a wine cellar, and gym and media room.

Personal Life

Kevin Garnett with wife

In July 2004, Garnett married his longtime girlfriend Brandi Padilla during a private ceremony in California. Due to the wedding, Garnett did not take part in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. It’s been rumored that the happy couple have a beautiful baby girl, but no details. Kevin’s nicknames include “The Big Ticket”, “KG”, “Da Kid” and formerly “The Franchise” (after being known as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ franchise player). Before games, he mentally prepares himself by banging his head against a padded basketball stanchion.

Career highlights and awards

• NBA champion (2008)
• NBA Most Valuable Player (2004)
• 15× NBA All-Star (1997–1998, 2000–2011, 2013)
• NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003)
• 4× All-NBA First Team (2000, 2003–2004, 2008)
• 3× All-NBA Second Team (2001–2002, 2005)
• 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2007)
• NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
• 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000–2005, 2008–2009, 2011)
• 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2006–2007, 2012)
• NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1996)
• 4× NBA rebounding champion (2004–2007)
• J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2006)
• Minnesota Timberwolves all-time leading scorer
• McDonald’s All-American MVP (1995)
• Illinois Mr. Basketball (1995)

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