Kevin Garnett agreed to terms Wednesday night with the Minnesota Timberwolves on the richest long-term contract in professional sports history, a six-year deal worth more than $121 million.
Garnett, the forward who jumped from high school to the NBA two years ago and helped one of the league’s worst franchises achieve respectability, agreed to the contract extension four hours before a midnight EDT deadline.
“I’m just going to play like K.G., all wild and crazy with a smile,” Garnett said. “That’s how I would play regardless of whether I would play for a dollar or three quadrillion dollars.”
The deal is worth at least $33 million more than Glen Taylor paid for the franchise in 1995.