Why Kevin Garnett wore No. 5 in Boston

10/28/2013 10:20 AM ET
By Matthew Stucko

As a new member of the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Garnett is wearing No. 2 this year in honor of a former Minnesota Timberwolves teammate, Malik Sealy, who passed away 13 years ago in a car crash.

That's three digits down the line from the No. 5 Garnett wore in Boston, and at a recent Nets practice, "The Big Ticket" was asked exactly why he wore that number while with the Celtics. In the video above, you can find out why KG was No. 5 in Beantown, and see what rumors he squashes about it.

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