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Kevin Garnett Was ‘Underappreciated’, Says Former Teammate

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Next Saturday, Kevin Garnett will take his place in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The former number one pick out of high school paid for three teams over the course of his career, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Brooklyn Nets. The Big Ticket played 20 seasons in the league.

However, according to his former team Ryan Hollins, Kevin Garnett was taken for granted. During his time in the league.

“Kevin [Garnett] is definitely underappreciated as a talent. He is one of the greatest all-around players that we have seen play the game of basketball. And I say that because Kevin could score, rebound, block shots, assists, he could literally do everything,” said Hollins.

“And I always get intrigued because we can if, but, and when with a lot of players. Imagine if he was the one with Popovich and Tim Duncan was in Minnesota. What would Kevin Garnett look like? But Kevin Garnett’s leadership in the locker room and how dynamic he was on the floor. We talk about intriguing talent in the league; you think of Kevin Durant, Kristaps Porzingis, or a big guy that can move; Kevin Garnett is up there with of them. From a leadership aspect, he is second to none.”

He would continue:

“When they talk about super team they blame LeBron [James]. The Super team blame goes on KG {Kevin Garnett] in the sense that we don’t want to see another KG where he in a situation where he can’t win. How many championships would be there if Kg would have left earlier. His legacy is definitely submitted, but it’s one that people will have to take a second and third look at.”

Hollins and Garnett were teammates with the Boston Celtics during the 2011-12 season.

Garnett during his career was an MVP, Defense Player of the Year, 15-time all star, and an NBA champion in 2008.

He averaged 17.8 points, ten rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game in 1462 games played.

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Written by Landon Buford

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