The script was written for Mason Plumlee. On the same evening the Nets drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Brooklyn traded for Kevin Garnett.
The 6-foot-11 Plumlee was set to learn the power forward position from one of the greatest players of all-time. What Plumlee did not realize is Garnett would be tutoring him off the court as well.
In an interview on ESPN's Highly Questionable, Plumlee recalls Garnett teaching Plumlee about manners on the team charter. In one case, Garnett had Plumlee and other young players run plays without a basketball on the tarmac.
In another instance, Garnett punished Plumlee for trying to eat before the veterans by making him work as the flight attendant.
Those who still wonder how Garnett gained so much respect in the NBA need to hear these stories. Even in the twilight of his career, Garnett exudes leadership on and off the court.
Speaking of which: After returning to the Minnesota late in the 2014-15 season, the long time Timberwolves star will be at his first team training camp since 2006.
The Timberwolves have the last three first overall draft picks, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, along with post-1991 born Tyus Jones, Zach Lavine and Shabazz Muhammad. The ages of Towns (19) and Wiggins (20) add up to 39, Garnett's age.
It can only be assumed that KG is going to have a field day.
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