This week one of my all time favorites in the NBA retired. Kevin “the big ticket” Garnett. What made this guy stand out was his defense and tenacity, something the current generation of NBA players seem to be lacking. This picture perfectly represents KG’s career. A hard-nosed power forward who loved trash talking and intimidation. I still remember the day I became a life long Celtics fan: when Paul Pierce, Kg, Ray Allen, and Rondo beat the lakers in 2008.