The Boston Celtics will retire Kevin Garnett’s no. 5 jersey in March 2022 to honor its former star, the NBA franchise has said.
“We’ve waited long enough. Kevin Garnett, it’s time to retire 5,” the Celtics tweeted on Friday.
The Eastern Conference team added that the retirement ceremony will be on March 13, 2022.
So his famous Celtics jersey will be raised into the rafters of the TD Garden, the home court of the Celtics.
Having played in the power forward position mostly, Garnett, 45, had a 21-year NBA experience, spending most of his time at the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995-2007 and later in 2015-2016 — his second stint with the Wolves.
He was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2004 while playing for Minnesota.
A 15-time NBA All-Star, Garnett played six seasons at the Celtics (2007-2013) to win the 2008 NBA championship.
In 2013, he moved to the Brooklyn Nets and spent one and a half seasons at this franchise.
He returned to the Timberwolves in the 2014-15 NBA mid-season and retired from the game in Minnesota on Sept. 23, 2016.
One of the respected NBA players of all time, Garnett also played for the US national team to win the Olympic gold in Sydney 2000.