- Full Name: Kevin Maurice Garnett
- Born: 05/19/1976
- Birthplace Greenville, South Carolina
- Occupation: Athlete
- Marital Status: Married
Kevin Garnett Net Worth History
Kevin Garnett has used his considerable basketball talents, a long career, and. perhaps, the blessing of repeated good timing to earn more in total salary than any other player thus far in NBA history. Although Garnett is a Hall of Fame caliber player he’s not considered one of the very best players of all time. So the news that his $315,000,000 accumulated life time earnings are more than any other players took some by surprise. League rule changes affecting player contracts during Garnett’s career have been one contributing factor to his massive earnings. Garnett also, undoubtedly helped himself by possessing unique abilities which were still at their peak when it was time to negotiate new contracts.Kevin Garnett also earns money from endorsing products.
About Kevin Garnett
In 1995 Kevin Garnett became the first person in 20 years to be selected in the NBA draft right out of high school. .He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick that season.
Kevin Garnett was born and, until his junior year in high school, lived in South Carolina, Garnett decided to move to Chicago to attend Farragut Career Academy. Garnett drew national attention for his prowess on the basketball court. He was selected to be that years Mr. Basketball as the Illinois state high school basketball player of the year. USA today selected him as its choice for best player in the nation. His 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots in the McDonald’s high school all star classic earned him designation as that game’s outstanding player.
Garnett’s abilities proved immediately adaptable to the NBA environment. Garnet had a respectable rookie year. Although he didn’t establish himself as a dominant player in the league that year he did average more than 10 points and 6 rebounds a game. This was enough to gain him selection to the All Rookie second team.
The following year Garnett led the Wolves to the playoffs for the first of eight consecutive seasons. He also appeared in the NBA all star game for the first of 15 times. During his third season Garnett was awarded with a six year contract that would pay him approximately $126,000,000 for that time period. Garnett shut out critics of the deal by improving his personal statistics for the third straight year and once again led the Timberwolves to a playoff berth. The Timberwolves would continue to make the playoffs for the next several years but only made it as far as the conference finals one year, 2004. It would be the last year the Garnett led Wolves made the playoffs. Garnett was selected as the league’s most valuable player that season. Evidence of his dominance can be seen in his 24.2 points, just under 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 2.2 blocks and almost 2 steals per game.
After three seasons in which they did not make the playoffs the Timberwolves owner announced he would listen to teams interested in trading for Garnett. In July of that year the Boston Celtics traded five current players and two future draft picks for Garnett. While in Boston Garnett joined with Ray Allen, acquired from Seattle and long time Celtic star Paul Pierce to form an unbeatable combination that led the Celtics to its first championship in 22 years. Garnett played for the Celtics until the summer preceding the 2013– 2014 season when he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Kevin played most of two seasons for the Nets and was traded back to Minnesota late last season.
Over the course of his career Garnett has compiled some impressive statistics. Perhaps most notable is the fact he is the only player in NBA history to score 25,000 points, grab 10,000 rebounds, dish out 5000 assists, block 1500 shots and make 1500 steals. His statistical achievements, impressive as they are, may overshadow his real talent. Garnett was an exceptional defensive player and was named to the NBA first or second all defensive team 12 times. Many experts felt Garnetts defensive skills and, perhaps more importantly, his ability to instill in his teammates a sense of the importance of defense was a key in the success the Celtics enjoyed the first year Garnett joined them.