The 2021-22 NBA schedule release came with plenty dates of notes for the Boston Celtics.
But there’s one date in particular worth circling on your calendar, as the Celtics announced that Kevin Garnett will have his No. 5 retired and raised to the TD Garden rafters on Mar. 13 when the team hosts the Dallas Mavericks.
Originally scheduled for the 2020-21 season, the coronavirus pandemic limited crowds throughout the entire season and put Garnett’s plans on hold, as it wasn’t until the Celtics’ final home game of the season (Game 4 against the Nets) that the Celtics were allowed to be at full capacity.
With the Celtics for six seasons, Garnett’s Boston run included a championship in 2008, another NBA Finals appearance in 2010, and individually speaking, Garnett captured three All-NBA Defensive First Team honors (2008, 2009, and 2011), an All-NBA Defensive Second Team honor in 2012, and five All-Star appearances.
No. 5 will also head to the rafters with Garnett possessing the the seventh-most defensive rebounds (2,786), eighth-most blocks (394), ninth-best field goal percentage (52.0 percent), and fifth-best player efficiency rating (21.1) in team history.
Garnett will be the 24th member of the Celtics organization to receive the honor.
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