“Surpassing people we watched when we grew up and everything, obviously idolizing – it’s special,” Garnett said. “It’s best to do it with a personal friend. Not just a teammate but a real friend. Someone that knows you, knows your family, knows where you come from and vice versa. Knows the things that motivate you and push you. I always tell people I’ve got the greatest seat in the house to watch one of the best players in NBA history put the ball in the basket every night. It’s special to be able to do it with him.
“That’s not common these days, to be able to call someone in this league a friend. These are special times.”