Overwhelming Emotions Engulf NBA Legend Kevin Garnett as WNBA Star Exposes His Impact on Her Life

Published 09/09/2023, 7:38 AM EDT

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Kevin Garnett is often considered one of the greatest power forwards in the history of basketball. He has won almost every accolade that the NBA had to offer. In 2007, The Big Ticket left the Minnesota Timberwolves and moved East to Boston. It turned out to be the best outcome for his career.  Apart from the 2008 NBA championship, he also won the Defensive Player of the Year award in his first year with the Green.

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Recently, a certain WNBA star was spotted heaping massive praise on the Boston Celtics legend which made KG beam with pride.

2016 WNBA MVP looks up to 2004 NBA MVP Kevin Garnett

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Nneka Ogwumike was the number one pick in the 2012 WNBA draft. Over the decade that followed, the 33-year-old amassed an impressive resume. She’s a three-time Sportsmanship Award winner, five-time All-Defensive player, seven-time All-Star and a WNBA Champion. She currently features for the Los Angeles Sparks.

To his surprise, Kevin Garnett has found himself a fan in the WNBA star who stands at 6’2″.

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Nneka Ogwumike said, “He (Kevin Garnett) was my favorite player.”

She made it clear that she was not just a fan of his game but also his passionate way of conducting himself on the hardwood. “And I loved the way he played. And I loved the way he led. You could tell that he was impactful on his team. Not just because of how he was playing.”

Garnett reposted the viral clip on his social media handle. He wrote, “You never know who you’re influencing or who’s watching you for inspo.” 

 

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A few weeks back Garnett was in the news as Jayson Tatum made it clear that his game was rather different from Kevin Garnett’s.

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Jayson Tatum speaks about KG comparisons

The 6’8 forward is currently the main man at the Boston Celtics. Despite several deep playoff runs in recent years, the 25-year-old is yet to win an NBA title.

There some reports that insiders were comparing Jayson to Kevin Garnett. On that front Tatum said, “I’m never going to be Kevin Garnett. As much as people want me to be, that’s not who I am. The way I lead, the public may not ever see what I do.”

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He pointed towards the fact that the playing style of both the men is quite different. His way of leading the team to glory is a bit different than Garnett’s. Only time will tell whether Tatum can replicate the trophy case of The Big Ticket. What do you think?

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Aaditya Negi

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Aaditya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports and has been following the game for a number of years. He is an avid fan of the NBA and follows what’s happening in the league on a daily basis. Having worked as an intern in the sports domain, his passion for writing arose from his fondness for the intricacies of the game.
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