Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett is definitely past his prime. Last season, he played only 14 minutes per game and scored 3 points a game. Since the 40-year-old mostly sat on the bench, fans could forget what a dominating player he once was.
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Recently Garnett posted a throwback video to his Instagram to remind the world how great he was back in the day. The video shows him dominating a few players on the 2000 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team—not in a five-on-five scrimmage, but in full court games of one-on-one.
In the drill, whoever scores stays in and a new player comes in to play defense on the other side of the court. Imagine how this would tire a big man out, especially against a smaller guard who could easily run the floor using his quickness to dominate the drill.
But Garnett was a different breed.
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The 15-time All-Star power forward was able to cross up Jason Kidd in the middle of the court and score; and he was able to beat Vince Carter off the dribble and hit a mid-range jumper in his eye. The video proves how dominant KG was and suggests he might have been the best one-on-one player of all time.