Kevin Garnett will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend (Saturday, May 15 with the ceremony airing on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. ET) and some of that footage will be incorporated into a documentary airing on Showtime this summer.
The documentary is titled Kevin Garnett: Anything is Possible and will premiere July 30 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime, also available for streaming on the premium cable network’s website and app, in addition to on-demand.
The film will cover Garnett’s career from his days as a high school phenom in South Carolina and Chicago to entering the NBA as a 19-year-old without playing college basketball. (In the 1995 NBA Draft, he was the first player selected out of high school in 20 years.)
Garnett went on to play 21 seasons in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets, winning the league’s MVP award in 2004 with Minnesota and a championship with the Celtics in 2008. A 15-time NBA All-Star, Garnett is one of three players in league history to compile 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 5,000 assists. All of those achievements resulted in his Hall of Fame honors.
Check out a teaser for the documentary:
Among those interviewed for the documentary, as seen in the promo, are former teammates Sam Cassell, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo, coach Doc Rivers, Pau Gasol, Allen Iverson, Isiah Thomas, Candace Parker, Snoop Dogg, Matt Barnes, and Scoop Jackson.
“Kevin Garnett was a culture-changer,” said Rivers, who coached Garnett with the Celtics. “He’s the best superstar teammate in the history of the game.”
Here’s more footage from Anything is Possible, released last year during the documentary’s development. Garnett recalls impressing Miami Heat coach Pat Riley, who was wondering why he was watching a high school player work out.
In other Garnett news, the soon-to-be Hall of Famer is producing an upcoming film with actor-director Justin Baldoni based on the Hoop It Up 3-on-3 basketball tour.
According to Deadline’s Amanda N’Duka, the movie is a coming-of-age drama inspired by stories from teenagers who competed in the tournament and the overall cultural impact of the event. The screenplay for the film was written by Lance Halloway (Grown-ish).