Resurrecting 56YO Western Classic, NBA Veteran Kevin Garnett Bows Down to Rock n’ Roll Legend

Published 08/17/2023, 2:02 PM EDT

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Who is Kevin Garnett’s crush? The Boston Celtics legend recently posted an Instagram story of Lola Falana, a famous American singer, dancer, and actress from the 1960s.

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In the story that the NBA legend posted, he wrote “QUEEn..Ishh” to describe the beauty and grace with which the Rock n’ Roll legend performed and carried herself during her successful career. But for the Gen-Z kids, who is the singer anyway?

Who is Lola Falana?

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Born in September, 1942, in New Jersey, Falana was the third of six children. At the age of 18, going against her father’s wishes, Lola moved to New York City to start her new life. In 1964, she eventually landed a role as the lead dancer in Sammy Davis Jr’s Broadway Musical ‘Golden Boy’, and her career took-off from there.

She started appearing in American Television Shows and movies, which catapulted her to fame instantly in the 1970s. Guess who was born in the year 1976? That’s right, the Boston Legend grew up watching Lola Falana on various TV shows and movies.

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KG undoubtedly became an ardent fan, and who could blame him? Lola Falana was a beautiful, independent, talented black woman and there were not many like her during that era.

The Celtics legend indeed puts pen to paper on his thoughts with his social media activity. While the retired legend has plenty of time on his hands now, what is up to?

What is the Kevin Garnett up to now?

After retiring from the NBA in 2016, Kevin Garnett famously was offered the role of a commentator on TNT’s ‘Inside The NBA’. Apart from the TV work, the NBA legend has also played cameos in famous movies such as Adam Sandler’s ‘Uncut Gems’.

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He also has a minority stake in the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team, further cementing his ties with the NBA. He and his now ex-wife split in 2018 but still have friendly relations and take care of of their two daughters together. The Boston legend is still just 47 years old and seems to be enjoying his retirement.

What are your thoughts on KG’s crush? Let us know in the comments below.

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Akhil Chakravarthy

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Akhil is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for more than a decade and represented his state at the National level. To hone his understanding of the inner workings of the game, he closely follows the analysis of popular NBA insiders and reporters like Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania.
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