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Kevin Garnett’s entourage — called the OBF (Official Block Family) — includes friends from Beachwood Drive in his hometown of Mauldin, S.C., back in 1999. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett’s entourage — called the OBF (Official Block Family) — includes friends from Beachwood Drive in his hometown of Mauldin, S.C., back in 1999. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

Timberwolves teammates Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury pose together during a 1996 SI photo shoot. (Robert Beck/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett | Stephon Marbury

Timberwolves teammates Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury pose together during a 1996 SI photo shoot. (Robert Beck/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett | Stephon Marbury

Kevin Garnett fights for position against Rasheed Wallace during a 2000 Timberwolves-Blazers game. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett | Rasheed Wallace

Kevin Garnett fights for position against Rasheed Wallace during a 2000 Timberwolves-Blazers game. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett | Rasheed Wallace

Bill Russell and Kevin Garnett pose during a March 2008 photo shoot. Three months later, Garnett would win his first NBA title, leaving him only 10 shy of Russell’s 11 championships. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Kevin Garnett

Bill Russell and Kevin Garnett pose during a March 2008 photo shoot. Three months later, Garnett would win his first NBA title, leaving him only 10 shy of Russell’s 11 championships. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett celebrates in front of the Boston crowd after the Celtics captures the 2008 NBA title. Garnett has spent the past five seasons in Boston but is contemplating retirement. The Celtics, meanwhile, have the No. 21, 22 and 51 pick in Thursday’s draft and are targeting a big man who can rebound and score in the low post, according to SI’s Sam Amick. (Bob Rosato/SI)

AMICK: NBA offseason outlook for all 30 teams
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett celebrates in front of the Boston crowd after the Celtics captures the 2008 NBA title. Garnett has spent the past five seasons in Boston but is contemplating retirement. The Celtics, meanwhile, have the No. 21, 22 and 51 pick in Thursday’s draft and are targeting a big man who can rebound and score in the low post, according to SI’s Sam Amick. (Bob Rosato/SI)AMICK: NBA offseason outlook for all 30 teamsGALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett poses during a 1999 photo shoot with SI’s Walter Iooss Jr.

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett poses during a 1999 photo shoot with SI’s Walter Iooss Jr.
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett

The votes are in and the NBA’s dirtiest player is … Reggie Evans. The Clippers forward took first place in a poll of 146 NBA players. Also receiving votes are Metta World Peace, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul and Kevin Love. (Chris Szagola/Cal Sport Media)

GALLERY: Players Poll - NBA’s Dirtiest Player


The votes are in and the NBA’s dirtiest player is … Reggie Evans. The Clippers forward took first place in a poll of 146 NBA players. Also receiving votes are Metta World Peace, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul and Kevin Love. (Chris Szagola/Cal Sport Media)
GALLERY: Players Poll - NBA’s Dirtiest Player

Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett face off for what may be the final time tonight when the Celtics and Spurs meet in Boston. The two, who are both 35, will be free agents after this season and have remained mum on their future. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett 
SI VAULT: Duncan adds to his legend (2.1.10)

Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett face off for what may be the final time tonight when the Celtics and Spurs meet in Boston. The two, who are both 35, will be free agents after this season and have remained mum on their future. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Garnett SI VAULT: Duncan adds to his legend (2.1.10)

Boston’s Big Three - Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce - pose for a 2008 SI photo shoot. The three are likely enjoying their last run together as Allen and Garnett are both free agents after this season. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Boston’s Big Three - Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce - pose for a 2008 SI photo shoot. The three are likely enjoying their last run together as Allen and Garnett are both free agents after this season. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Celtics

Pau Gasol tries to avoid Kevin Garnett as the Boston forward throws down a vicious dunk during last night’s Celtics-Lakers game. Unfortunately for Celtics fans, Gasol would have the final laugh, blocking a last-second Ray Allen layup to secure a Lakers overtime victory. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

Game Recap | Box Score | Photos | Video Highlights
THOMSEN: Celtics-Lakers renew league’s best rivalry 
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Celtics-Lakers in ’80s

Pau Gasol tries to avoid Kevin Garnett as the Boston forward throws down a vicious dunk during last night’s Celtics-Lakers game. Unfortunately for Celtics fans, Gasol would have the final laugh, blocking a last-second Ray Allen layup to secure a Lakers overtime victory. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
Game Recap | Box Score | Photos | Video HighlightsTHOMSEN: Celtics-Lakers renew league’s best rivalry GALLERY: Classic Photos of Celtics-Lakers in ’80s

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett reacts after making a shot and drawing a foul against Magic center Dwight Howard during Monday’s game. Garnett scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Celtics prevailed, 87-56. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Monday’s Celtics-Magic game
THOMSEN: Aging Celtics shouldn’t blow up core just yet  
VIDEO: Barkley, Shaq discuss the future of the Celtics


Celtics forward Kevin Garnett reacts after making a shot and drawing a foul against Magic center Dwight Howard during Monday’s game. Garnett scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Celtics prevailed, 87-56. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of Monday’s Celtics-Magic gameTHOMSEN: Aging Celtics shouldn’t blow up core just yet  VIDEO: Barkley, Shaq discuss the future of the Celtics

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce pose for an SI photo shoot prior to the 2007-08 season. Boston would go onto win the NBA title eight months later. The year is a different story as the Celtics are off to a 4-8 start and have yet to beat a winning team. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

THOMSEN: Is it time to blow up the Celtics?
ROBSON: Boston No. 8 in Power Rankings

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce pose for an SI photo shoot prior to the 2007-08 season. Boston would go onto win the NBA title eight months later. The year is a different story as the Celtics are off to a 4-8 start and have yet to beat a winning team. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
THOMSEN: Is it time to blow up the Celtics?ROBSON: Boston No. 8 in Power Rankings

Finally - the NBA is back!! (Bob Rosato/SI)

THOMSEN: Both sides deserve credit for lockout ending
LOWE: Who will be waved with amnesty clause?

Finally - the NBA is back!! (Bob Rosato/SI)
THOMSEN: Both sides deserve credit for lockout endingLOWE: Who will be waved with amnesty clause?