Report: TNT dropping Kevin Garnett’s ‘Area 21’ segments
Despite a decorated 21-year career in the NBA, 15-time All-Star forward Kevin Garnett does not appear to have garnered the same amount of success in the field of broadcasting. TNT has decided against bringing back Garnett’s “Area 21” segments this season on one of the network’s most popular programs, “Inside the NBA.”
Nevertheless, as reported by Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead, Garnett parts ways with TNT in relatively good terms, and a reunion somewhere down the road is certainly not out of the picture:
From what we’ve heard, this was not an acrimonious exit, and there could be ways that Garnett and TNT could collaborate on content down the line. Whether or not that winds up happening is to be determined at this point. Garnett had been contributing to TNT since 2016, and he has a number of other business interests.
To be fair, Garnett’s segments were pretty interesting, as the one-time NBA champ was able to provide some in-depth analysis based on his wealth of knowledge in the sport. Hopefully, this is not the last we’ve seen of the former Most Valuable Player winner on an NBA broadcast.
Garnett called it a career in 2016. The former Defensive Player of the Year winner finished with career averages of 17.8 points (on 49.7 percent shooting), 10.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.4 blocks per contest. He is indeed one of the best power forwards we’ve seen in the history of the sport, and he should be a shoo-in to the Hall of Fame.