Kevin Garnett Receives High Praise From Longtime NBA Veteran

Kevin Garnett attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Hosts An Official Academy Screening Of UNCUT GEMS at MOMA - Celeste Bartos Theater on December 03, 2019 in New York City.
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Not many young NBA fans understand just how dominant and imposing Kevin Garnett was in his prime.

Long surpassing he finally well-set to leave Minnesota, he was one of the league’s driving forces, a one-man show on both ends of the floor who would compete nonflexible every single night.

That’s why plane Tyson Chandler looked up to him when he first entered the league.

In his recent visitation on All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, the former Defensive Player of the Year praised Garnett for his intensity and how he never took any shortcuts in his career.

The Timberwolves failed to surround Garnett with the kind of talent he needed, yet he constantly led them to the postseason.

Not many players have been worldly-wise to make such a huge impact on both sides of the court, expressly late in their careers.

Simply put, the Boston Celtics would’ve never won that ring without Garnett’s pesky defense and tough-love leadership; they needed him as much as he needed to leave Minnesota.

He wasn’t there to make any friends, and he just wanted to instill fear into your heart every time you saw him, and it worked.

Garnett’s mentality separated him from the rest of the pack increasingly often than not.

And while there could be some increasingly talented two-way big men without him, none of them seem to compete as nonflexible as The Big Ticket, one of the ultimate trash-talkers and most gifted defenders this game has overly seen.

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