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Kevin Garnett never thought about getting jersey retired by Celtics

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Kevin Garnett is getting his No. 5 jersey retired by the Boston Celtics.

It’s something Garnett never thought about during his playing days with the Celtics, via John Karalis of Mass Live:

His number five is going into the TD Garden rafters mere months after his induction into the Hall of Fame. It’s something he never could have imagined.

“I never really put that on the goals. I never put that on the paper. It was all about busting these guys ass right here, crossing their names out” he said during the podcast recording, mimicking a list of players he wanted to beat. “It was about being the best in this right here and putting your name at the top. That was it.”

Garnett played 396 regular season games with the Celtics. He averaged 15.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent from the field and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line.

KG helped the Celtics win the 2008 NBA championship over the Los Angeles Lakers. Garnett put up 17.5 points and 9.9. rebounds in 84 postseason games with the Celtics.

Garnett was named a Hall of Fame Finalist on Friday. He finished his NBA career with averages of 17.8 points and 10.0 rebounds in 1,462 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. He was the 2004 MVP with Minnesota and the 2008 Defensive Player of the Year with the Celtics.