Minnesota host the Clippers on Monday night…
Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to the team’s next game to give out for free to fans to thank them for their welcome of his return to the franchise.
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The free tickets will be available for the first 500 fans to claim them on the team’s official website for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
It comes after the veteran star received an emotional welcome back after returning to the franchise eight years after leaving for the Boston Celtics.
Garnett won a championship and spent two years with the Brooklyn Nets on his travels of the East, but as his career draws to a close, he has returned to Minnesota where he spent his first 12 years in the league.
The 38-year-old is seen as a key addition for a young Timberwolves team that is lacking experience and a winning mentality, and coach Flip Saunders hopes his old charge brings both to help them develop over the coming years.
Garnett released a statement and discussed the support he has had from the fans since the Timberwolves reacquired him in a trade deal with the Nets, and described it as “nothing short of amazing” and “unbelievable”, according to ESPN.
“As a gesture of thanks, I would like to treat some fans to Monday night’s game against the Clippers. Love you all, and thanks for the love. Enjoy the game on me,” he added.
Garnett is averaging 6.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game this season but it is his leadership and general presence that are also key to Minnesota for the rest of the year.