May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) shakes hands with head coach Doc Rivers in the final seconds of play against the New York Knicks in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Celtics 88-80. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Doc Rivers isn't sure if Kevin Garnett will retire

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When Ray Allen hit the dagger that would bury the 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets, you knew no one would feel the lost more than Kevin Garnett. He avoided the media following the game and decided to avoid his exit-day interview, showing the loss is still hitting him. With retirement a viable option for the soon-to-be Hall of Fame power forward, no one is sure which direction KG is leaning in. That includes former head coach Doc Rivers:

Throughout the regular season and playoffs, it was a shock to see Garnett look sub-human after so many years of elite basketball that captivated fans as he showed as much emotion as one’s body could take in. Injuries killed his regular season though when he was healthy, Garnett’s impact could only be made in 25 minutes or less as age didn’t allow him to play more.

In regards to retirement, there are probably 12 million reasons Garnett will return next season. And by reasons I mean dollars as he a player option with the next worth $12 million for the 2014-15 season. KG has never seemed like the kind of player to play for money, but we’ve seen it multiple times that it’s hard for players to turn down that kind of money.

If this was the last we’ve seen of the Big Ticket, he’s had one hell of career. He’s one an MVP award, Defensive Player of the Year award, and a NBA championship along with other countless other accolades that put him amongst the best of the best. But all great things must come to an end and Father Time has never been defeated.

 

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