Kevin Garnett (6’8″, 250 lbs.) was a great player, but a little known fact is that the “Big Ticket” was excellent in college basketball as well. The Nets great attended St. John’s and was a Naismith All-American as a senior. Now, the newest member of “Showtime” Sports Network has shared his own story about getting pushed out of school due to a poor GPA and a tumultuous life as a teenager.
“I don’t regret it,” Garnett said of not finishing college. “I know that’s not how it’s supposed to be. When you get to this stage in your life that’s pretty much about it. You know what I mean? I shouldn’t regret it, that’s why I’m so grateful. It was definitely an experience that I can tell my kids or that I can tell my grandkids. This is what life’s all about.”
Garnett also shared with FS1’s Shannon Sharpe the regret he has about ending his NBA career at just 29 years old.
“I regret I won’t be out there playing in a few more years,” he said. “I don’t know what’s next in the world. This is a great time to me. I’m glad I’m doing what I’m doing. Life is about accepting challenge when the time is right. And for whatever it is, I’m just grateful to be out here in this game that’s allowed me to be so successful.”
Kevin Garnett was in attendance for the Timberwolves game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, marking the first game since his purchase of the team. Garnett was spotted entering the arena and was also spotted sitting courtside, for the final three quarters.