Kevin Garnett fumes after bid to buy Timberwolves apparently falls through


Basketball Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett's attempt to buy a stake in the team where he started and finished his legendary career has apparently ended.

Garnett reportedly took to social media on Thursday to vent that he had just learned his bid to acquire the Minnesota Timberwolves was "over."

The 2004 NBA MVP, who retired after the 2015-16 season, also took a shot at team owner Glen Taylor in the post, which was published on Instagram.

"Thx Glen for being yourself n what I kno you to be!!! GOOD LUCK n aww the best with WHAT WE BUILT."

Garnett, who also played for the Boston Celtics -- where he won an NBA title -- and later the Brooklyn Nets, revealed last year that he was part of a group interested in buying the Wolves.

Taylor, who has owned the team since 1994, the year before the Wolves made Garnett the fifth overall pick out of a Chicago high school, acknowledged last year that he had been approached by a "third-party group," the Associated Press reported.

In Thursday's post, Garnett fumed that his contributions to the franchise -- 10 All-Star nods and the aforementioned MVP in 12 seasons -- didn't seem to amount to much in his ownership pursuit.

"Crazy that some of these special players that helped build these fuxin Franchises like a home but can never own them, only rent them.. GTFOH ISHHH IS A JOKE... your loss.."

Garnett, whose scheduled Hall of Fame induction was delayed last year because of the pandemic, then suggested he'd explore ownership opportunities in Seattle or Las Vegas.

"Chuck up the Deuces on that azz," the closing line read.