Kevin Garnett Is The Highest-Paid Player In NBA History

Kevin Garnett

Over the course of his career, Kevin Garnett has pocketed a whopping $327 million in salary.

This began in 1995, when he was drafted out of high school by the Minnesota Timberwolves, making him the highest-earning player in NBA history.Β KG’s highest single-season salary was $28 million, according to Business Insider.

The closest player to him is Shaquille O’Neal who has career earnings of $292.2 million in 19 seasons, while Kobe Bryant lands at #3 with $279.7 million.

Now, following a recent trade that sent him back to where it all started, reports say Garnett wants to use those millions to stay with the team long term… as an owner.

According to Yahoo Sports, the 40-year-old NBA veteran wants to play for two more seasons with the T-Wolves, and then, form a group with coach/president Flip Saunders to buy the team in 2017.

Garnett told Yahoo last fall: “I want to buy the Timberwolves. Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy the team. That’s what I want.”

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