The first teaser for Kevin Garnett's upcoming Showtime documentary dropped Monday, and it looks like a must-watch for basketball fans.
In the trailer, KG tells a story about encountering NBA legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen at a gym in Chicago in 1995 and how that was where he found out he could enter the NBA Draft straight out of high school.
"We get in there, Mike Jordan in there. Scottie Pippen was in there," Garnett says.
"I jumped in, I tied my [shoes] up, and then Jordan was like 'let's go.' I just remember Pippen saying that I was too young to be out here ... and it was Isiah Thomas like, 'I saw you play Scottie Pippen, you could play in the league right now. And when he said that, the world stopped ... He said, 'Boy, do you know you can go to the league from high school?'"
Jayson Tatum made a statement in the Boston Celtics' double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
The 21-year-old dropped 39 points while bringing down nine rebounds and locking down Clippers star Kawhi Leonard on the defensive end. It was the perfect way for Tatum to enter a weekend in which he'll play in his first career NBA All-Star Game.
But is he a "superstar"?
On the latest episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg discuss that very question.
Forsberg considered Tatum to be right on the verge of superstardom for a while, but the Celtics' young gun pushed himself over the edge with Thursday night's performance.
At points during this 10-game stretch where he's just been amazing, I've just been like, "Alright, he's on the cusp of superstardom.' And I really feel like last night sort of pushed me over the edge, and I think it changed the -- instead of saying he's going to be, I think we can say he is a star now.
To me, the way he's taking over games late and the killer instinct he's playing with, the competition that he's doing it against suggests to me that at 21 years old, in only his third year in the league, Jayson Tatum has made the leap.
Draper mentions how as good as Tatum's scoring prowess has been, his stellar defense deserves more credit.
I think his defense is the most understated part of all of this. I mean, the 29 points over his last five or the 28 since Jan. 1, all that's exciting and everything, but this dude has turned into one of the top defenders.
For more on Tatum, as well as an in-depth conversation about the Celtics retiring Kevin Garnett's No. 5, check out the latest episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, available on the NBC Sports Boston Podcast Network and YouTube.
After hearing his name called, an emotional Garnett spoke about the honor.
"The Hall of Fame is something you don't really think about, you don't really dream about, it just happens," Garnett said. "I'm more than honored for this. This is over my head. This is one of the more overwhelming situations I've ever been in. Thank you."
Garnett averaged 15.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game during his six seasons with the Celtics. He averaged 17.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks during his illustrious 22-year NBA career.