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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
1973 Pro Basketball Illustrated
Kobe Bryant & Kevin Garnett, 2008 Sports Illustrated