Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics announce plans to retire Kevin Garnett's jersey

In the Boston Celtics' own words they had "waited long enough".

The No. 5 jersey of Kevin Garnett is going to be retired, in what is sure to be an emotional ceremony on March 13th.

Boston will face Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks on the day, as one of the most competitive stars the game has seen will join the other legends of the Celtics franchise in the rafters.

Garnett spent six seasons in Boston, winning Defensive Player of the Year and the title in his first season with the franchise in 2008. All up, he would make five All-Star appearances in his tenure with the Celtics, averaging 15.7 points and 8.3 rebounds across 396 regular season outings.

Boston Celtics retired jerseys

Name Number
Walter Brown No. 1

Arnold 'Red' Auerbach

No. 2
Dennis Johnson No. 3
Bill Russell No. 6
JoJo White No. 10
Bob Cousy No. 14
Tom Heinsohn No. 15
Tom "Satch" Sanders No. 16
John Havlicek No. 17
Dave Cowens No. 18
Don Nelson No. 19
Bill Sharman No. 21
Ed Macauley No. 22
Frank Ramsey No. 23
Sam Jones No. 24
K.C. Jones No. 25
Cedric Maxwell No. 31
Kevin McHale No. 32
Larry Bird No. 33
Paul Pierce No. 34
Reggie Lewis No. 35
Robert Parish No. 00
Jim Loscutoff "LOSCY"

Garnett will be the 24th banner in the TD Garden rafters, and will join championship teammate Paul Pierce who had his jersey retired in February, 2018.

Overall, KG's legacy stacks up with the best, carving out a Hall of Fame NBA career that lasted 21 seasons and produced 15 All-Star nods, 12 All-Defensive team honours and the 2004 Most Valuable Player award.

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