Kevin Garnett is an American retired professional Basketball player. He is mostly known for his playing time with NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics. He has been one of the best players in NBA history. Kevin Garnett is one of the highest-earning players in the history of the NBA.
Kevin Garnett’s net worth is evaluated of $120 million.
Early Life and Career
Kevin Maurice Garnett was born on May 19, 1976, in Greenville, South Carolina to parent O’Lewis McCullough and Shirley Garnett. Kevin was a second child and has two siblings. Garnett’s mother never married to his father. They broke up their relationship shortly after his birth. Kevin was raised by his mother and stepfather.
Kevin Garnett began playing basketball at his early young age. He started playing basketball when he was at Hillcrest Middle School. He joined Mauldin High School to pursue his high education. During his time in high school, Kevin began to spend more time playing basketball. In his first three years in high school, Kevin played regularly for the school basketball team.
The life was running well for Kevin until he became the victim of the fight between black and white people during the summer before his senior year of high school.
Although he was not directly involved in the fight, he was arrested. Due to the racial abuse, Kevin decided to leave Mauldin High School and he went to Farragut Career Academy in Chicago for his senior year of high school.
His impressive performance at Farragut led his team to win and was named National High School Player of Year. He was also named Mr. Basketball for the state of Illinois after having gigantic performance.
He made himself eligible for the 1995 NBA Draft and selected fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves which made his first player drafted straight from high school. He was the youngest player in the NBA with 19 years and 11 months at that time.
Net Worth and Earnings
As mentioned above, Kevin Garnett’s net worth is estimated at $120 million. He collected this huge net worth from his playing career.
Garnett’s first contract as a rookie player helped him to gain a $5.4 million contract. Starting from the bench, his improvement made him quickly selected for the starting lineup. In his juvenile season, Garnett led Timberwolves to its first-ever playoff. His improvement also made him appear in the NBA All-Star match.
By the 1996/97 season, Kevin was 21 and became a free agent. He signed a 6-year contract with Timberwolves with the contract worth $126 million. In 2003/04 season Timberwolves finally ended their 7-consecutive elimination in playoffs’ first-round beating Denver Nuggets. It was Garnett’s best season which helps him to earn the Most Valuable Player Award at the age of 27.
Garnett signed another 5-year deal with Timberwolves that was worth $100 million.
Garnett’s career took a downgrade after his side failed to make the playoffs for the first time in 8 years. At the starting of 2007/08 season during his third year of the contract, Garnett was traded to Boston Celtics. This trade brought his 12 years career with Timberwolves.
Joining Boston Celtics in 2007, he signed a 3-year contract that is worth $51.3 million. Garnett along with his star teammate Paul Pierce and Ray Allen helped Celtics to win the 2008 NBA Championship title. Garnett was announced as the Best NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Garnett signed a new 3-year contract that is worth $36 million.
In his second year of the contract, he was traded to Brooklyn Nets. He played for one and a half years with Brooklyn and join back to Minnesota Timberwolves. After playing for two years he finally decided to hang his boots in the year 2016.
Personal Life and Relationship
In 2004, Kevin Garnett married his long-time girlfriend, Brandi Padilla. Kevin Garnett and his wife Brandi were blessed with two daughters name Kapri and Kavalli.
After 14 years of marriage and spending time together the couple is divorced now.
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