NBA.com's Steve Aschburner has the scoop on Kevin Garnett's post-retirement paydays.
After Kevin Garnett was cited -- with Boston teammate Paul Pierce and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant -- as one of the players sent in by the union to turn down the owners on a 50-50 deal back on Oct. 4, the Celtics' veteran star took heat for his financial security. In 16 NBA seasons, Garnett has made more than $300 million (including endorsements), so he's not exactly living check to check.
Some felt that Garnett -- with a $21.2 million salary for 2011-12 at the end of what will be his last mega-contract -- was putting his mouth where his money was. Others felt that, considering the deferred money due him, the 7-footer wasn't exactly at risk of bagging groceries in his 40s.
In fact, Garnett's self-funded pension (apart from his NBPA one) will be pretty plush. Two sources told NBA.com that the Celtics forward will still have $35 million coming after he retires. ...