$2,500,000,000 Rich Jay-Z’s Jaw-Dropping New York Honor Has Celtics Legend Kevin Garnett on Cloud Nine

Published 07/13/2023, 10:10 AM EDT

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Jay-Z is brightening up the streets of his hometown. The 53-year-old rap legend has inspired countless other artists to make a career in the music industry, which has left many tuning into his iconic songs.

Among them is former NBA player Kevin Garnett. But the 47-year-old was blown away recently by Brooklyn’s delightful honor to their rap star, which was evident through the former’s Instagram reaction.

Kevin Garnett has a “fire” reaction to Jay-Z’s honor


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In the post shared by the Boston Celtics legend via his Instagram story, Garnett was seen traveling across Brooklyn when he noticed the city’s public library. The walls of the structure bore a peculiar look, but upon closer inspection, it turned out to be the lyrics of the famous song, ‘‘What More Can I Say’, written by homeboy Jay-Z.

The rap sensation was born in Brooklyn and has received plenty of support from his city. The latest honor serves as a reminder of the influential figure who has emerged from its neighborhoods.


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Undoubtedly, Garnett was left in astonishment over Brooklyn’s love for Jay-Z. The 15-time all-star was amazed at the honor as he mentioned in his story, “That’s Fire.”


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With the reaction to the post, we get a sense of appreciation for the connection between Jay-Z’s lyrics and the city that raised them both. The lyrics served as a powerful statement of the rapper’s connection with his hometown of Brooklyn and the impact he has had on the rap culture in the country.

Garnett and Jay-Z’s mutual love for Brooklyn

Both Jay-Z and Kevin Garnett share a piece of their heart with the city of Brooklyn. The former NBA champion spent his last days as a player in the Brooklyn Nets Jersey. He represents the grit and determination usually associated with the franchise.


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The display at the Brooklyn Public Library serves as a reminder of the cultural significance that artists like Jay-Z and athletes like Garnett hold in the hearts of Brooklynites.

The latter’s reaction to the display exemplifies the profound impact that artists like Jay-Z have on individuals and communities alike.

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Written by:

Harshdeep Ahluwalia


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Harshdeep Ahluwalia is an NBA Writer at EssesntiallySports. He is a Sports Management graduate and has been a hospitality management intern at sports events. Harshdeep calls himself an 'NBA jockey' whose love for basketball knows no bounds.
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Sharan Nair