Feb 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Former Boston Celtics (left to right) Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, coach Doc Rivers and current general manager Danny Ainge look on during the second quarter of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Garnett spent 20 years in the NBA. And his 14 would come as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. But that’s not the team who he wants to retire his jersey. Instead, that distinction belongs to the team he won a title with: the Boston Celtics. If you are to take ‘The Truth’ Paul Pierce at his word, that is. But let’s let him tell you:

(Garnett would) rather have his jersey retired in Boston than in Minnesota. He’ll eventually have his number retired with the Timberwolves, too, but he’ll have to wait until management sells the team.

Those are harsh words to be sure, but there’s no reason to doubt Pierce now. After all, he and Garnett would spend six years together as teammates. They would even win a championship together. And despite the fact that Garnett spent his final two NBA seasons with the Timberwolves, he is not a fan of their ownership.

I’m more with individuals versus the teams. I’ve gotta admit that. I’ve gotta say that Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jokic, Porzingis, Damian Lillard, Curry, Durant, I’m enjoying the young bucks, watching young Ingram get better and watching little L. Ball figure it out, you know what I’m saying? I’m checking it all out. I like individuals, not so much on the organizations. Obviously I’m gonna be with Minnesota and the players. Not so much upstairs. I don’t really deal with Minnesota’s upstairs. They suck. But Boston, all day. You know I’m a C ‘till I die. I always root for Brooklyn. But other than that I don’t really get into too many of the upstairs. I’m more watching the guys and watching their progression.

So… that’s that.

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