On Saturday, Kevin Garnett once again proved to us "anything is possible" as he was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
The ex-Boston Celtic joins Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and six other basketball legends in the Class of 2020. After his induction became official, Garnett shared his reaction on ESPN, where he was interviewed by Rece Davis and his former C's teammate Paul Pierce.
"It's the culmination," Garnett said. "You put countless hours into this, you dedicate yourself to a craft, you take no days off, you play through injury, you play through demise, you play through obstacles, you give no excuses for anything, you learn, you build. This is the culmination. All those hours of everything you've ever put up for it all, this is what you do it for right here. To be called ‘Hall of Famer' is everything.
For KG, the success he enjoyed throughout his 21-year NBA career wasn't all about the numbers next to his name in the box score.
Rather, he attributes becoming a Hall of Famer to the example he set with his work ethic every time he stepped onto the court.
"I felt like to have a brand and to be able to call yourself the best, you had to work like it, you had to practice like it. If I was asking players to dive on the floor and be able to do things that normally they wouldn't necessarily do, they had to see it. So I took my craft very seriously.
"One of the things I like to always say I was, better than anything [else], that I was a great teammate and that was huge for me."
Watch the full interview below:
Garnett and the rest of the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 are set to be enshrined in Springfield, Mass on Aug. 29.
Watch Kevin Garnett's emotional reaction to Basketball Hall of Fame election originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston