Kevin Garnett wants to join the ranks of Michael Jordan as a player turn owner of an NBA team. Garnett recently displayed interest in buying the Minnesota Timberwolves and has the money to do so. Garnett is the highest-earning player in NBA history rolling in $327 million in salary since he joined the league in 1995 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Garnett was recently traded back to Minnesota after a stint with the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets.
But from his released statements, this isn’t just a simple trade back to the Wolves, yet a seemingly long term plan to remain in Minnesota (home of the wolves). Garnett wants to play for two more seasons and then form a group with Timberwolves president, Flip Saunders, to buy the team in 2017. The Wolves who were bought by owner Glen Taylor for $88 million in 1994, were valued at $625 million last January by Forbes. Taylor in April, stated interest in taking in more limited partners.