For 20 years, Kevin Garnett has been the gift that keeps on giving. At age 39, the gas is starting to run out for KG, and his "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE" moments are rarer and rarer.
On Monday, NBA fans got to time-travel for a moment when Garnett put Blake Griffin on a poster.
Garnett is in semi-retirement mode, returning to the Timberwolves last season after playing his first 12 seasons in Minnesota. Garnett still starts for the Wolves, but his role is designed as a mentor of the team's young players, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. He's only averaging 3.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game (his career averages are 18.0 ppg and 10.1 rpg).
But Garnett will always be a 6-foot-11 freak of nature, and one with a mean streak, too.
Griffin was not about to foul Garnett on a two-on-one, but "The Big Ticket" made the most of an opportunity to ignite the crowd. Garnett's trash-talking after the dunk earned him a technical foul from the refs.
The Internet expressed its utmost enthusiasm.
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) December 8, 2015
Blake Griffin just got POSTERIZED by 39-year old Kevin Garnett. pic.twitter.com/WDkRfbUkuC
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) December 8, 2015
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) December 8, 2015
Even sweeter for Garnett, this dunk came against his old Celtics coach, Doc Rivers, and Boston teammate, Paul Pierce.
Griffin got the last laugh, though. The Clippers won, 110-106. Garnett had five points to Griffin's 16.