JockBio Vital Stats
  • Boston Celtics • Forward • #5
  • Height: 6' 11"
• Weight: 220 • Born: 5/19/76
  • In 2015, Kevin passed Karl Malone as the NBA’s all-time leader in defensive rebounds. He finished 2015–16 with 11,453. He was also the active leader in minutes played, with more than 50,000.
  • When Kevin joined the Nets he wore #2 in honor of his friend, the late Malik Sealy.
  • In 2013, Kevin played in his 15th and final All-Star Game.
  • Kevin scored his 25,000th career point in a 2013 game against the Lakers.
  • In 2011, Kevin became a part owner of the Italian pro football club, AS Roma.
  • In 2010–11, Kevin shot a career-best 86.2% from the foul line.
  • Kevin was asked for his autograph for the first time during his junior of high school. Maudlin was playing in the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, and a young boy approached him on a playground.
  • Rumors that Kevin was headed to the NBA started as early as the summer of 1994, when he matched up in a pickup game against Luc Longley, then of the Chicago Bulls, and played the 7-footer to a standstill.
  • The first card Kevin ever appeared on was produced by the ROOX Corporation during his senior year at Farragut. It was part of a set commissioned by the Illinois High School Association for its 1995 March Madness tournament.
  • Before Kevin hired Eric Fleisher in May of 1995, he tested the agent by purposefully showing up seven hours late for their first meeting.
  • In his rookie season, Kevin found a unique way to create space for himself in the locker room. He fashioned a doormat from athletic tape, and pretended his locker had a door. Visitors had to “knock” before talking to him.
  • In an April 1997 issue of Newsweek, Kevin was named one of the 100 most influential people of the next decade.
  • In the 1997-98 season, Kevin became the third player in Wolves history to start all 82 games, joining Tyrone Corbin (1990-91) and Pooh Richardson (1990-91 & 1991-92).
  • In December of 2000, Kevin surpassed Sam Mitchell as Minnesota’s all-time leading rebounder. In November of the following year, he became the team’s all-time leading scorer.
  • Kevin is the all-time leader in assists for the Timberwolves. He moved past Pooh Richardson into the top spot during the 2001-02 season.
  • In the 2002-03 season, Kevin came up five assists short of joining Wilt Chamberlain as the only other player to post 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a campaign.
  • In 2002-03 Kevin became just the third player to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. The other two were Dave Cowens (1977-78) and Scottie Pippen (1994-95).
  • Kevin’s 68 double-doubles in the 2003-04 season were the most since Hakeem Olajuwon had 71 in 1992-93.
  • In the 2003-04 season, Kevin broke Tony Campbell's franchise single-season record for points.
  • In February of 2004, Kevin became the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to score more than 13,000 points.
  • In 2005, Kevin became the first player ever to have six straight years of 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Larry Bird held the previous record of five.
  • Kevin scored his 15,000th point against the Chicago Bulls in February of 2005.
  • In 2008, Kevin became the youngest player in NBA history to play in 1,000 regular-season games. He broke a record held by Shawn Kemp. Kobe Bryant broke Kevin's mark in 2010.
  • Kevin played in his 13thy straight All-Star Game in 2010.
  • Kevin was suspended a game during the 2010 playoffs when he elbowed Quentin Richardson of the Miami Heat.
  • Kevin was ranked #30 in SLAM Magazine's 2009 list of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all-time. He finished one spot behind George Mikan and one spot ahead of Willis Reed.
  • At the time Kevin was traded by Minnesota, he had the longest tenure of any NBA player with one team. He was the first NBA star ever traded for seven players.
  • As a kid, Kevin loved Beverly Cleary’s “Ramona” books.
  • Kevin has several tattoos, including one with his initials, "K.G.," and another of an arm holding a basketball with the words, "Blood, Sweat and Tears"
  • Kevin keeps every game jersey he has ever used.
  • Kevin honors the memory of Malik Sealy by putting Sealy’s name and number above the locker next to him at home and on the road.
  • Kevin is a big fan of Marion Jones.
  • Kevin portrayed Wilt Chamberlain in the movie "Rebound."
  • In March of 2002, Kevin launched “4XL—For Excellence in Leadership,” a program designed to help high school and college students develop skills that will benefit them in their business careers.
  • Kevin oversees his own company—OBF (Official Block Family) Incorporated—that handles everything from his fan club to interview requests. OBF also produces a line of apparel worn by players such as Gary Payton, Stephon Marbury and Elton Brand.
  • In 2004, Kevin married his girlfriend Brandi. His brother-in-law is now record producer Jimmy Jam Harris.
  • Kevin received the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2006.

 



Kevin Garnett, 2013 Prozm

 


Luc Longley, 1996 Upper Deck

 


Wilt Chamberlain,
1969-70 Topps

 


Dave Cowens,
1973 Pro Basketball Illustrated

 


Kobe Bryant & Kevin Garnett, 2008 Sports Illustrated



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