(Video) Sports: Kevin Garnett Says AAU Has Ruined the NBA

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is supposed to help prepare young basketball players and is also the best way for the young ballers to get their names out there.  Many players in the NBA, grew up and are familiar with each other as most of them participated in that league.  The AAU also has its downside.  Kobe Bryant, who grew up in Italy before returning to Philly, previously said European players are more skillful, and AAU doesn’t teach them properly.  Kevin Garnett agrees.

(Video) NBA: LMAO! Kevin Garnett Curses On Live Television And Doesn’t Care

photo credit Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21” segment on “Inside The NBA” has been a big hit since the season started and last night was another reason why. We all know KG has no filter when he talks and he already had fans laughing when he had Candace Parker on last night and claimed she was the real “CP3”, even having a mannequin wearing a t-shirt that said the same thing. Turns out there were much bigger laughs to come.

NBA: Isaiah Thomas: ‘I’m the 5-9 Kevin Garnett. That’s who I want to be’

Isaiah Thomas may be unimpressed with the Boston Celtics 3-3 start, but he’s 26.2 points and 6.8 assists through those six games, and he has big aspirations for his future.

(Video) NBA: Inside The NBA Announces Kevin Garnett Will Be Joining The Crew Starting Next Week

Kevin Garnett officially retired from basketball before this season started but he isn’t taking much time off away from the game. Last night on TNT, Inside the NBA announced that the big ticket will be joining the show starting next week.

NBA: Retired Kevin Garnett Considering Coaching The Cavs?

Of course not head coach, Lue got that locked straight down, but we hear tell that he recently offered KG a job on the coaching staff in Cleveland. Think he’ll take it?

NBA: Doc Rivers Wanted Kevin Garnett To Come To The Clippers Instead Of Retiring

Doc Rivers once said that Kevin Garnett was his favorite player to coach and apparently he wanted one more chance to coach him again. Rivers wanted KG to sign with the Clippers for next reason rather than retire but he made the smarter decision at this stage of his career to call it quits.

(Video) NBA: Players React To Kevin Garnett’s Retirement And League Releases Video Of His Top 50 Plays

With the news of Kevin Garnett’s retirement last night, you knew there would be tons of former and current players who wanted to show their love and admiration for him. Everyone from Lebron, Scottie Pippen to former teammates like Paul Pierce, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns all wanted to let the big ticket know what he meant to them. The NBA took it upon themselves to release a KG mixtape, showing off the 50 top plays of his hall of fame career. Check the gallery for some of the messages to Garnett. Watching these top plays will have you realizing just how legendary he was.

NBA: Report, Kevin Garnett To Retire After Reaching Buyout Agreement With The Wolves

What was already somewhat expected before the NBA season started became reality today as reports state Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached a buyout for the final year of his contract which signals his retirement announcement will be coming at any moment. The contract settlement was first reported by The Star Tribune.

NBA Report: Kevin Garnett Deep in Contract Settlement Talks With Timberwolves to Retire

Kevin Garnett is apparently ready to hang up his jersey as he and the Minnesota Timberwolves are in advanced discussions on a contract settlement that is expected to end his second stint with the team.

NBA Report: Kevin Garnett Considering Retirement

With Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan both calling this past season their last, Kevin Garnett is next up on the clock.  The big man turned 40-years old in May and just finished his 20th season in the league.  He now has the Minnesota Timberwolves front office wondering if he’ll return for one more year, or hang up his jersey for good.

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