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Kevin Garnett found out on Saturday that he'll be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves still haven't retired his jersey yet.
Garnett says he's not interested in receiving the honor from the team he suited up for during over 13 of his 21 NBA seasons, and that's directly related to a falling-out with Wolves owner Glen Taylor.
"Glen knows where I'm at, I'm not entertaining it," Garnett told The Athletic's Shams Charania. "First of all, it’s not genuine. Two, he's getting pressure from a lot of fans and, I guess, the community there."
Garnett returned to Minnesota as a player in 2015 after longtime coach and executive Flip Saunders acquired him in a trade. Before Saunders' untimely death in 2016, the pair had discussed teaming up in an ownership group that would eventually succeed Taylor. Garnett said Taylor then backed out of the idea.
"Glen and I had an understanding before Flip died, and when Flip died, that understanding went with Flip," he said. "For that, I won’t forgive Glen. I won’t forgive him for that. I thought he was a straight-up person, straight-up businessman, and when Flip died, everything went with him."
"At this point, I don't want any dealings with Glen Taylor or Taylor Corp. or anything that has to do with him," Garnett continued. "I love my Timberwolves, I’ll always love my guys, I’ll always love the people who f--- with me there.
"I’ll always have a special place for the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota in my heart. But I don’t do business with snakes. I don’t do business with snake mu’f-----. I try not to do business with openly snakes or people who are snake-like."
Taylor, 78, has owned the Timberwolves since 1994.