Kevin Garnett calls Hall of Fame selection a ‘culmination’

Former Net Kevin Garnett was selected Saturday for induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The forward won an NBA championship with the Celtics, the 2003-04 MVP Award (with the Timberwolves) and 15 All-Star berths in 21 seasons.

He started and finished his career in Minnesota and played in Brooklyn from 2014-16.

“It’s the culmination,” Garnett said on ESPN. “It’s the culmination, man. You put countless hours into this. You dedicate yourself to a craft. You take no days off. You play through injuries. You play through demise. You play through obstacles. You give no excuses for anything. You learn, you build.

“This is the culmination. All those hours … this is what you do it for, right here. For me, to be called a Hall of Famer, is everything.”