Kevin Garnett buys 1,000 tickets to give away to fans for Timberwolves’ next home game


Kevin Garnett is back with the Timberwolves after an eight-year hiatus, and his presence has suddenly injected new life into what was a relatively dismal existence for the bulk of this season.

Sure, there’s reason to be excited for the future with guys like Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine on the roster, but rookies alone weren’t exactly bringing the fans out to see the team in person.

Minnesota was last in the league in attendance before Garnett’s arrival, yet with him in the Timberwolves lineup, there’s been a severe and predictable spike. Garnett hopes to keep it going, and is doing his part to make it easy for fans to continue to come out and lend their support.

From The Associated Press:

Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota’s next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.

The Timberwolves made the announcement on Sunday morning. They host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The freebies courtesy of the 15-time All-Star power forward will be available on the team’s website on Monday morning. The first 500 fans to claim them will get a pair of seats.

It’s a classy gesture by Garnett, who waived his no-trade clause to rejoin the Timberwolves, and has received nothing but positive attention from the Minnesota fans ever since.