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Kevin Garnett 40, is definitely on his way to being a hall of famer in the NBA sooner than later. After 21 years of service in the best professional basketball league in the world, this legend and top 5 power forward of all times retired last week. Garnett has been a superstar since day 1 in the NBA with him coming straight out of high school at 19 years old. He was a celebrated high school all-american out of Chicago then entering the league and being drafted 1st round by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995. KG, which is the name he acquired had a very slime frame but had a huge upside with his drive on wanting to learn everything about the game he could as a young player. He was very athletic but more than anything his attitude was that of a pure leader and winner. KG change the whole transition of the NBA being the first player in decades to make the leap straight from high school to the NBA. He set a trend that would have other talented high schooler take the leap and become very successful like Kobe Bryant, Amare Stoudemire, Trach McGrady to name a few. After years of big endorsements from Adidas and record setting team contracts he went on to make over $300 million dollars in contract money, more than any other player so far in the NBA. KG played for several team like the Boston Celtics where he won a championship in 2008 with Paul Pierce. He was a true all star, a mentor to all of the teammates he had, a voice in the locker room and a student of the game. We wish him the best in his life after basketball.