Kevin Garnett officially announced his retirement from the NBA earlier this week after 21 illustrious years. The Big Ticket broke into the league way back in 1995 and has spent more than half of his life playing in the NBA, bookended by stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

He retires as the Timberwolves franchise leader in nearly everything, from minutes played and total rebounds to personals fouls and free throw attempts. In addition to career averages of 17.8 points and 10 rebounds per game, the wily 40-year old veteran has also given us plenty of outstanding soundbites over the years.

Many of Garnett's best quotes likely took place while he was cursing himself out for missing a free throw, or trash talking another player on the court, yet what he said during pre & post game press conferences showcased the multi-layered character we came to know as KG.

Check out Garnett's retirement video below the stat sheet, and hit the slides for 10 of the most memorable quotes from his NBA career.