Kevin Garnett’s grandmother was not a person to play around with.
The Big Ticket appeared on The Dan Patrick Show Friday, and was asked about what type of offers he received to attend college back in the 90’s.
“I got offered a lot of cash … (for) my mother and my family to have better opportunities. To meet some of the most powerful people in the world, whatever that meant,” Garnett said.
He didn’t give a dollar amount, but told a story of the time that his grandmother grabbed her shotgun after a recruiter attempted to bribe him:
“I was staying with my grandmother at the time, because recruiting was getting to the point where it was just obese. My mother thought it would be a better idea for me to change addresses.
“Life was running so fast at this time, but I had a certain recruiter come see me. And he offered me some cash in front of my grandma. And she went and got her shotgun. She told me ‘always set the tone with people that you can never be bought. If you can be bought once, you can be bought always.’ That stuck with me forever,” Garnett shared.
As you know, Garnett never went to college and was drafted straight out of High School. That turned out to be a great idea as he won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics and has a net worth of $120 million.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.