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Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA

Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA

Kevin Garnett has decided to retire after 21 seasons in the NBA, leaving a legacy as one of the best defensive players in league history and one of the game's most influential and intense competitors.

Garnett posted a video on his Instagram account on Friday, saying "farewell" and "thank you for the journey." He narrates the short, black-and-white video that shows him walking alone through Target Center with sunglasses on.

"I'm just thankful. I can't even put that into words," Garnett says. "I'm just thankful. I'm just thankful for everybody and the love. I never would have thought that people love me like this. But, for it to be reality is...

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