Celtics announce Kevin Garnett's jersey to be retired on March 13, 2022 – Celtics Wire


The Boston Celtics have announced they will retire champion big man Kevin Garnett‘s jersey number on March 13, 2022. His No. 5 jersey will be raised into the rafters of TD Garden in a special ceremony kicking off at 3:30 p.m. ET ahead of a home tilt with the Dallas Mavericks.
Garnett, who won a title with the Celtics in 2008 after being traded there the previous summer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, also won Defensive Player of the Year honors that season. He made five All-Star teams, an All-NBA first team, and four All-Defensive teams among other accolades while with the Celtics from 2007 to 2013.
Dealt to the Brooklyn Nets with teammates Paul Pierce and Jason Terry in the 2013 offseason, KG’s career with Boston was the capstone in a Hall of Fame career.
We've waited long enough. @KevinGarnett5KG, it's time to retire 5⃣ pic.twitter.com/4Pe9bwvecO
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 20, 2021

Injury likely deprived the South Carolina native of another title with the team, which reached the NBA Finals in 2010.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest big men to play the game, he deserves the honor of a jersey retirement after bringing Boston back to relevance with Banner 17.
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