Kevin Garnett’s spectacular talents were no secret since the moment he was drafted.
Many were during his 14 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and some of his most pivotal slams were with the Boston Celtics, who won a title with “The Big Ticket” in 2008.
Here’s a look at some of Garnett’s best dunks in his career.
Kevin Garnett Makes an Impressive Putback Against the Kings
Garnett was making highlight reels seemingly as soon as he entered the league. The 15-time All-Star averaged double-digit points as a rookie and continued to improve.
Garnett showed how dominant he can be with this dunk off of a rebound versus the Kings during the 2000-01 season.
During the play, Garnett set a screen and then rolled to the hoop following a shot. He was in just the right position from there.
The ball ricocheted off the back of the rim and was seemingly out of reach for anyone right away. But not Garnett. He rose above his opponents, caught the ball with his right hand and sent it through the hoop with plenty of power.
Kevin Garnett Makes a Statement in First NBA Finals
In 2008, Garnett made his first appearance in the NBA Finals after the Celtics traded for him. And he was ready for that moment.
During Game 1, the Celtics were leading the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 with under two minutes to play. Even when Boston didn’t make a shot, Garnett ensured the lead expanded anyway.
Following a missed 3 from James Posey, Garnett glided through the air on the way to the ball. While avoiding Pau Gasol’s defense, he emphatically delivered the ball through the hoop with two hands.
This helped the Celtics take a 98-88 win and the series lead on their way to a title. Garnett recorded 24 points on 9-of-22 shooting to go with 13 rebounds.
Kevin Garnett Dunks Against the Pistons
Garnett’s success with the Celtics didn’t end with that championship run.
The next dunk on this list happened when the Celtics were squaring off with the Detroit Pistons the following 2008-09 season. Though he was 32 years old, Garnett was still capable of brilliant plays.
Early in the second quarter, Rajon Rondo grabbed a steal and bolted toward the other end of the court. He dished the ball off to Paul Pierce, who took a dribble, drew defensive attention and then passed to Garnett.
With plenty of momentum, Garnett hammered down a dunk over the defense of Theo Ratliff.
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