Watch full Kevin Garnett Celtics’ jersey retirement ceremony
It was a powerful and emotional ceremony — one fitting for a powerful and emotional player.
Kevin Garnett was Defensive Player of the Year, All-NBA First Team, five-time All-Star and four-time All-Defensive Team member in his six seasons playing for the Boston Celtics.
He also led the 2008 team to an NBA title.
All of that earned Garnett watching his No. 5 jersey being retired and hoisted to the rafters of the TD Garden in Boston in a ceremony on Sunday.
Maybe the highlight of the ceremony was Ray Allen coming out on the court, reuniting with Paul Peirce and Garnett — putting behind them was bitterness left after Allen went to Miami — and hugging it out (as they had done at the 75th Anniversary Team event All-Star weekend).
And finally, KG expressed his love for Boston, the Celtics and their fans.
It was a perfect ceremony befitting KG and his legacy.