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Garnett Humbled as Celtics Prepare to Retire His Jersey

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett gestures to the crowd just before tipoff of Game 1 of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. KG is set to add another chapter to his legacy when he becomes the 24th member of the Celtics organization to have his jersey number retired. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett gestures to the crowd just before tipoff of Game 1 of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. KG is set to add another chapter to his legacy when he becomes the 24th member of the Celtics organization to have his jersey number retired. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Boston (AP) -- The post-retirement accolades have been raining down on Kevin Garnett over the past handful of years.

The 15-time NBA All-Star, one of the catalysts of Boston's 2007-2008 team that raised the franchise’s 17th championship banner, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.