Kevin Garnett was a basketball player of America, and he has played 21 seasons for the NBA. He has been famous for his positions which were center and power forward, and he used to excel at this positions. He has also won the award as the best player in the year 1995. He was the only player who got the chance to get into NBA from his high school directly at the age of twenty. He has also won the most valuable player of NBA award in the year 2004. If you are interested in knowing about life, biography and net worth of Kevin Garnett in 2020, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 19th May in the year 1976 in South Carolina. He is the son of Shirley Garnett, and his mother was not married to O’Lewis who was his father. When he took birth, then his parents got separated without getting married to each other. He spends his childhood along with his stepfather and mother, and he didn’t develop a nice relationship with his stepfather. When he used to go to the Hillcrest School, he falls in love with basketball. Although, he didn’t know the way to play basketball to play professionally and he learned it when he was in high school.
In the year 2004, Kevin got married to Brandi Padilla who was his girlfriend for a long time. They got married to each other in a private ceremony. During his wedding, there were the Athens Olympics organized, and he didn’t take part in it because of his marriage. Both of them had two daughters together. On 12th July in the year 2018, his wife asked for the divorce and also want to get the custody of their kids.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1995, he got the 5th overall pick in the NBA draft. He is the first player who got the draft by NBA during his high school. He joined NBA for 1989 to 1990 season, and his team won various matches at that time. He became the franchise player from the year 1997 and signed six years of the contract for about $126 million. This contract is considered as a risky move till now.
He got frustrated in the year 2005, and then his team got the second worst play even after Garnett joined them. He has been able to win a number of recognition and awards for his playing style. He is the basketballer who will be remembered by the people for long years because he has left his unerasable mark on the NBA team.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Kevin Garnett is $210 million which he has accumulated by being the professional basketball player. He has won various matches along with their team, and this has made him a millionaire. He earns around $12 million every year, and he also earns money with endorsements. He has also won the gold medal in Olympics in the year 2000 with which he gained a lot of recognition at that time.
He is the half-brother of Louis McCullough who was also basketball player at a time. His cousin Laker Shammond is also a basketball player. Kevin Garnett is known by nicknames, KG, The big ticket and The Kid. His height is 6.11 ft which he has accepted in an interview. In the year 2011, he became the shareholder of Serie A football team which was America owned. Kevin has been able to achieve a lot of records and awards till now. He has been able to become a millionaire by signing high amount of contracts with the teams.