Sports Nicknames - KG, The Big Ticket

Kevin Garnett, one of the best basketball players of all time, played as a power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics for the majority of his career in the NBA.


Garnett was given the nickname "The Big Ticket" by the Minnesota fans because of his imposing figure and the intensity on the court. Some would joke that the nickname stems from the fact that he was the only reason people came and watched Timberwolves games in those days.

Kevin Garnett, or "KG" as some called him for short, was good at everything on the basketball court. He could handle the ball, shoot, dunk, defend and pass. He spent 12 years with the Timberwolves and then made a big money move to the Boston Celtics, where he helped them to a NBA championship in his first season. KG is also a 2000 Olympic gold medal winner with the USA national team.


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