Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns gives Kevin Garnett’s birthday shoutout after Game 7

Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves had the perfect gift for T’wolves legend Kevin Garnett on Sunday. Garnett, who turned 48 years old on the same day that Minnesota and the Denver Nuggets played Game 7 of their exciting series, saw his former team defeat Nikola Jokic and company 98-90.

Towns sends the Timberwolves legend a birthday shoutout

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After the match, Towns dropped a special shoutout to The Big Ticket.

“Shoutout to KG (Kevin Garnett), happy birthday KG. Here is your gift from all of us,” the former Kentucky Wildcats star said during the post-game press conference.

Garnett will always have a special place in Minnesota, as The Big Ticket played his first twelve seasons in the NBA with the Timberwolves. Although Garnett never won a title with the Timberwolves, he led the franchise to its first conference finals in the 2003–04 season – winning the Most Valuable Player award in the same campaign. And twenty years later, Towns and the current version of the T’wolves have finally ended their two-decade conference finals drought by defeating the Nuggets in seven games.

The former NBA champion followed Game 7 between the Timberwolves and the Nuggets and even shared some posts on X (the social media platform formerly known as Twitter) about the game.

“So intense, I had no shame for you guys 🐺🐺🐺🐺,” KG said.

“NASTY NAZ!!! 😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤,” Garnett later intoned on a play made by Timberwolves big man and 2024 Sixth Man of the Year winner Naz Reid.

Garnett, who also played his final season and a half in the NBA with the Timberwolves after suiting up for the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, averaged 19.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 blocks in a total of 970 matches. in Minnesota uniform.

Towns was instrumental in the Timberwolves’ Game 7 victory over the Nuggets, as he collected 23 points on 8/14 shooting from the floor and also added 12 boards, two assists, two steals and a block. He could never match the numbers of his fellow unicorn, Jokic, but Towns still had the last laugh in the series.

Towns and the Timberwolves can expect Garnett to continue cheering for them in the West finals, where Minnesota will face the dangerous Dallas Mavericks, who are led by the dynamic duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday in Minnesota.