The Kevin Garnett celebrity doll portrays him as a basketball player on the Minnesota Timberwolves. It is the 1998 Edition of NBA Starting Lineup Collection made by Kenner (now Hasbro) and licensed by the NBA .
In the 1997 season Garnett helped bring the Timberwolves to their first playoffs and continued that streak to 8 after the doll was made. After 12 years with the Timberwolves, he was traded to the Boston Celtics in a record 7 for 1 player deal, where he went on to help the Celtics win the 2008 NBA Championship. Garnett also won a Gold medal on the USA Basketball Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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The National Basketball Association rose from humble beginnings in 1946, when a few arena operators in the Northeast United States thought a basketball league might create enough interest to fill their buildings on nights when their hockey teams were not playing.
Today, the NBA is one of the most successful sports leagues and sports marketing organizations in the world, and the exciting sport of basketball has been the favorite of millions of people worldwide. The league is currently made up of 29 teams spread throughout North America, and NBA players are some of the most popular and recognizable personalities throughout the world. NBA fans enjoy keeping up-to-date with their favorite players watching NBA games on television all over the globe, viewing their favorite NBA videos and reading about their exploits in magazines and newspapers.
The NBA Starting Lineup Collection brings these vastly talented players to life.
Position: Forward Born: 5/19/76
Height: 6-11 Weight: 220 lbs.
Entering the NBA at 19 years old, this rookie prodigy is at the head of the pack of young basketball superstars! Drafted straight out of high school in 1996, Kevin Garnett was selected by the Timberwolves in the first round (5th pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft, and has held his own with this pack of Wolves.
Active and agile, Garnett’s tremendous leaping ability, advanced ball handling and passing skills earned him the title of National Player of the Year by USA Today, and helped his team make its NBA playoff debut in 1997.
In the 1995-96 season, Garnett set a Timberwolves record for blocks in a season (131) and ranked 15th in the NBA, plus tops among all rookies in blocked shots with 1.64 per game. He was named to the 1996-1996 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 10.4 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game.
An explosive force on the court, Garnett is regarded as the future of frontcourt basketball.
The doll is dressed in an official replica 1998 Timberwolves uniform with blue undershorts and white basketball shoes with white socks. Also included is a basketball that is smaller than the 1/6 scale of the doll. Typical of Starting-Line up dolls, the legs and arms are bendable, wrists are jointed, neck moves in all directions, and waist twists. The ankles are the only joints that are fixed. The doll is easily posed into basketball positions.
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