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One of the greatest NBA players to ever play this game has just called it. A Fierce competitor, a true warrior, always motivated and always ready to give his all. You loved when he is on your team and hated him when he was your enemy.

But, at the end of the day, everybody respected Kevin Garnett. He was an example for everyone. Showed what true dedication and hard work can achieve.

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No matter the age, he was always as passionate as he was when he was just a young buck trying to prove himself in the league. Yes, he was a great player, one of the greatest Power Forwards to ever step foot on the hardwood, but he will also be remembered for his heart and passion. Nobody could top The Big Ticket in that department. Truly magic.

That one season that he played for the Timberwolves was probably the best thing that could ever happen to those young players. He taught them how to be pros and what it takes to make it on the highest level.

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A lot of his former teammates and players have sounded off on social media wishing him nothing but the best in the future. But, there were also his oldest rivals that had to say some of the kindest words. That is the showing of true respect towards somebody. Here are some of the examples.