One of the brands original brand ambassadors is back.
The NBA legend returns to And1 as Creative Director and Global Brand Ambassador for the brand.
As an early And1 Ambassador, Garnett was selected to 15 All-Star Games,
won the NBA MVP in 2004 and won the NBA Championship in 2008.
Exciting new initiatives are planned with Garnett – Watch this space!
Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Known for his intensity, defensive ability, and versatility, Garnett is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He is one of four NBA players to win both the Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year awards.[n 1] In high school, Garnett was a 1995 McDonald's All-American at Farragut Career Academy and won a national player of the year award. He entered the 1995 NBA draft, where he was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA player drafted directly out of high school in 20 years.
Garnett made an immediate impact with the Minnesota Timberwolves, leading them to eight consecutive playoff appearances. In 2004, he led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals and won the NBA MVP Award. Garnett has been named to 15 All-Star Games, winning the All-Star MVP award in 2003, and is currently tied for fourth-most All-Star selections with 15.[n 2] He was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007–08, and has been selected nine times for All-NBA Teams and 12 times for All-Defensive Teams. Garnett also holds several Timberwolves franchise records. He is known as "the Big Ticket" for his emphatic dunking and athleticism.
In 2007, after 12 seasons with the Timberwolves, Garnett joined the Boston Celtics in a blockbuster trade. In his first year with the Celtics, he helped lead them to the NBA championship, while also finishing in third place for the MVP award. In 2013, Garnett was included in a second headline trade that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets with longtime Celtic Paul Pierce. In 2015, Garnett was traded back to Minnesota. He announced his retirement from professional basketball in September 2016. Garnett made his feature film debut, playing a fictionalized version of himself, in the 2019 film Uncut Gems.
Fredderick Edmund VanVleet Sr. (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was signed by the Raptors after going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft. He was a key member of the 2018–19 Raptors' championship season.
At Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, VanVleet was an All-State player who was mostly recruited by mid-major basketball programs. In college, he contributed to a resurgence of Wichita State Shockers basketball that included a Final Four run in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament by the 2012–13 Shockers team as a freshman and an undefeated regular season by the 2013–14 team as a sophomore. By his sophomore year, he was on midseason watchlists for most major awards. He was named as a 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American by a variety of media outlets. As a junior for the 2014–15 Shockers, he was an All-Missouri Valley Conference first team selection and received All-American honorable mention recognition from the Associated Press. He is the Wichita State career assists leader. He was named Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year as both a sophomore and a senior.
Leroy Jevon Carter (born September 14, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the West Virginia Mountaineers. A point guard for the Mountaineers, Carter was known as one of the top defensive players in college basketball, winning the NABC Defensive Player of the Year and the Lefty Driesell Award after both his junior and senior seasons, and winning the inaugural Naismith Defensive Player of the Year in his final season.
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‘Skip to my Lou’ the Master in our eyes. With his street ball background, Rafer was able to take on and dominate the NBA.
Now back at And1, Rafer is an integral part of the And1 team, bringing And1 back to its and reminding everyone that And1 is the original basketball brands.
Rafer Jamel Alston (born July 24, 1976), also known as Skip to my Lou or Skip 2 My Lou, is an American retired professional basketball player. Alston first gained basketball fame playing in the AND1 Mixtape Tour in 1999 before making the National Basketball Association (NBA). While in the NBA from 1999-2010, he played for six teams including the 2008-09 Orlando Magic team that made the NBA Finals.