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Must C’s: Boston Celtics announce they’ll retire Kevin Garnett’s jersey

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Basketball Hall of Fame nominee and Boston legend Kevin Garnett is the 24th Celtic to have his jersey retired.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Another number is headed to the rafters at TD Garden!

During the first quarter of Thursday night’s game with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Boston Celtics made a surprise announcement: Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 jersey will be retired next season.

“From the moment he arrived in the summer of 2007, Kevin changed everything for us,” said Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck in Boston’s official statement. “His complete commitment to winning was a decisive factor in our 2008 championship. He will always be one of my very favorite Celtics.”

NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg shared a video of the announcement during a first quarter timeout.

Garnett’s jersey will join Paul Pierce’s No. 34 above the parquet, which was retired during the 2017-18 season.

Read the full statement from the Celtics below.