Kevin Garnett rips Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor as bid to buy franchise fizzles
Kevin Garnett has been hoping to put together a group of investors to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves, but his dreams of doing so have come to a screeching halt. After finding out that he won’t have an opportunity to buy the team, Garnett took to social media to call out Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, via The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski.
Appears that KG has officially come to terms with not being involved in a sale of the Wolves. Short on details here so it is unclear if it was a money issue or if other things got in the way. pic.twitter.com/E4BsDTYSib
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) March 4, 2021
It remains to be seen if Garnett doesn’t have the financial capability of purchasing the Timberwolves or if there was another reason why the deal fell through. Nevertheless, it’s evident that Garnett is upset at Taylor for not having a chance to achieve his dream of owning a franchise in the league, let alone his former team.
Garnett is revered as the greatest player in Minnesota’s franchise history to many fans and analysts. The legendary power forward spent the first 14 seasons of his career in the NBA with the Timberwolves, earning 10 All-Star nods and an MVP award in that span.
He’s also the all-time leader in nearly every major statistic in Minnesota’s team history, including points (19,201), rebounds (10,718), assists (4,216), steals (1,315), and blocks (1,590). While Garnett spent the majority of his career with the Timberwolves, their failure to surround him with more talent led to him joining the Boston Celtics in 2007.
Back in July of 2020, it was revealed that Garnett was interested in purchasing the Timberwolves, along with a group of other investors. However, regardless of what happened between Taylor and Garnett that led to the Hall of Famer’s decision to take his disappointment to social media, the prospects of him owning the Timberwolves seems to have concluded.