The Big Ticket hanging it up

He oozed passion. He intimidated opponents and teammates alike. He went from the young sensation out of high school to the fiery veteran leader of an NBA championship team. Now, Kevin Garnett is calling it quits after 21 seasons.

Easily one of the best power forwards to ever grace the hardwood, Garnett had more than a few good game against the Wizards and never short-changed the fans in D.C. His career-high vs Washington is 31 points, which he did twice, both games in D.C. On Jan. 12, 2002, a 25-year old Garnett led the Timberwolves to a 108-100 win over the Wizards in a game Michael Jordan led with 35 points. That game came a year after Garnett’s 31-point output resulted in a loss.

Garnett’s best game against Washington may have been a 25-point, 19-rebound, 8-assist, 4-block performance on Jan. 8, 2005. That was another game in Washington that the Timberwolves lost. Gilbert Arenas scored 40. Overall, Garnett had a 28-19 record vs the Wizards/Bullets.

KG impacted both ends of the floor and always required the best from whoever he was playing against – or it was going to be a long night. Garnett is one of the greatest players of all time, and for his dedication to the game of basketball, the memories, and all that he left on the floor each night, Crown on the Rock says thank you, Kevin Garnett.


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