Doc Rivers: Kevin Garnett the ‘Biggest Famous person Position Participant Ever’
Kevin Garnett is the “best celebrity position participant ever,” in keeping with his former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.
Boston introduced Thursday that they intend to retire Garnett’s No. 5 jersey subsequent season.
“I’ll at all times have immense respect and appreciation for possession, Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers, my previous teammates and Celtic Nation!” mentioned KG in a press release.
The long run Corridor of Famer was drafted fifth general by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995 and received an NBA title with the C’s in 2008.
Per The Boston Globe and ESPN:
“I believe [Garnett] was an excellent teammate,” mentioned Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who coached Garnett in Boston. “I don’t suppose that will get sufficient play. He was an outstanding teammate. He was all about profitable. His IQ was unbelievable. It was off the charts.“And I’ve usually mentioned about him, he’s the best celebrity position participant ever. Like, he was a celebrity, however he performed his position for the workforce anyway, by some means. I don’t know why he did that, however he did it. He modified the tradition of this franchise. He actually did. We wanted a man like that to come back to the franchise. And he did that. And it’s nonetheless right here. It hasn’t left since. In order that was all Garnett.”On Friday, Garnett, Tim Duncan and the late Kobe Bryant are locks to be named as finalists for the star-studded 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame class.“Kawhi [Leonard] is nowhere close to outward like Kevin however there’s loads of Kevin in him so far as how severe he approaches the sport and sees the sport and prepares for the sport,” Rivers mentioned. “That could be very comparable. After which [Paul George], simply watching him shoot and work reminds you of Ray [Allen] in some methods in that manner.”
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