NBA players, Minnesota athletes react to Garnett retiring

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett dunks over Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin at Target Center last December.

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Kevin Garnett finished his career the way he started — playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Garnett is easily the best player in franchise history, and while his second go-round with the team wasn’t as productive as his first, it just felt right seeing him once again in a Wolves uniform.

Friday, Garnett called it a career after 21 seasons. Athletes from all walks of life took to social media to show their appreciation for Garnett. Here’s a sampling.

Respect Big Ticket…#KG#BigTicket

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