Minnesota Timberwolves owner congratulates Kevin Garnett for Hall of Fame induction

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The owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Glen Taylor, congratulated Kevin Garnett for his induction in the NBA Hall of Fame.

Garnett does not see eye-to-eye with Taylor, though, as the NBA legend believes Taylor broke a promise to bring him in as a minority owner with the Wolves.

“This is an honor so well deserved. We congratulate Kevin on being selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

From the day we drafted him in 1995, we knew there was something special about him that Minnesota had never experienced before. I’ve watched Kevin grow on and off the court and will forever be grateful for his contributions to the Timberwolves organization.

He was beloved by our fans in a way that only few players experience and will always have a place at Target Center.

To be elected in his first year of eligibility validates the impact he had on basketball in Minnesota, the NBA, and around the globe. We are so happy for him to receive this recognition,” Taylor said in a statement, via Chris Hine of the Star Tribune.

Garnett played 12 seasons for Minnesota. In 970 career games with the team, he averaged 19.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 blocks.