Kevin Garnett announced his retirement this week. If you look at his numbers, he’s basically already been retired for three years now, but still, people are looking back on Garnett’s career this week. Somehow, with fondness. Like this story from Isaiah Thomas about how Garnett used to call him various profane versions of “little midget.”
What a heartwarming tale. Considering Thomas is only 5’9″, it’s amazing that Garnett never tried to fight him. And thank you Isaiah Thomas from bringing up the illegal screens. When people look back at Garnett’s career 20 years from now hopefully they’ll remember the illegal screens, trash talk, and getting out of the first round once in his first 12 seasons with Minnesota.