Kevin Garnett finished his career the way he started -- playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Garnett is easily the best player in franchise history, and while his second go-round with the team wasn't as productive as his first, it just felt right seeing him once again in a Wolves uniform.

Friday, Garnett called it a career after 21 seasons. Athletes from all walks of life took to social media to show their appreciation for Garnett. Here's a sampling.

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Thank you KG !!! Hands down one of the best to ever play this game. I learned what hard work really means. Great teammate. It was a dream come true to play next to you. What an amazing career the one you had. I enjoyed watching you play every single game. Thank you again BigTix 21

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salute KG! congrats on a great career pic.twitter.com/Dq7CxtPn3v

— Anthony Barr (@AnthonyBarr) September 23, 2016

Thank you KG! The greatest competitor to ever play the game! #BigTicket @Timberwolves

— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) September 23, 2016

Salute to KG! 21 season as a fierce competitor. Congrats on a great career! pic.twitter.com/LMy8VA2BTv

— Mike Conley (@mconley11) September 23, 2016

Man..TD KG & Kobe all retired the same yr. Crazy to think I grew up watchin them as a kid & got 2 play against each of them last yr #Legends

— Khris Middleton (@Khris22m) September 23, 2016

First time I saw KG live, spring of 93 Solon, Ohio. Converse Cage Classic. He was running w Team Michigan! He changed the game! #KG

— Arch Miller (@Archie_Miller) September 23, 2016

KG's first NBA points came at ARCO Arena in 1995 #ThankYouKG pic.twitter.com/E1pS9JS9cG

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) September 23, 2016

Thanks for all the great years KG! Timberwolves fans will never forget what you meant to the franchise and the city.

— Dave Benz (@tweetdavebenz) September 23, 2016

Respect Big Ticket...#KG#BigTicket

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If you ever wanna know how hard or intense you're supposed to play, watch KG highlights. #ThanksKG

— Jerian Grant (@JerianGrant) September 23, 2016

Amazing career for KG! Ultra talented and one of the most intense players I've ever seen. Loved his passion for defense. He was a beast...

— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) September 23, 2016

Here is the box score from Kevin Garnett's last NBA game. A win versus Memphis at Target Center 1/23/16. Thanks for the memories KG! pic.twitter.com/G7CqQzZL60

— Jim Petersen (@JimPeteHoops) September 23, 2016

Crazy that KG is finally retiring lol. We will miss him, there will never be another KG

— Glenn Robinson III (@GRIII) September 24, 2016

I've never been around a teammate that worked harder and had your back no matter what. my man is a legend!

— Glenn Robinson III (@GRIII) September 24, 2016

Thank you KG for changing the game!

— BigSauce (@alantwilliams) September 23, 2016

Congrats on your 21-year NBA career, Kevin Garnett! If you need any advice about retirement talk to this guy. pic.twitter.com/srhdtVQ2RT

— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 23, 2016

You gave us #21 seasons. I watched you play one way from day 1. #AllOut #StandingOvation pic.twitter.com/u6cr3bKqvp

— Steve Smith (@steve21smith) September 23, 2016

For all the memories #ThankYouKG pic.twitter.com/KgBHUJiwrW

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 24, 2016

The big ticket will be missed! #ThankYouKG pic.twitter.com/wIo3TgAvok

— Jusuf Nurki (@nurkic23) September 24, 2016

#ThankYouKG pic.twitter.com/2bfknfLI7n

— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) September 24, 2016

Crazy that all 3 of my idols and favorite players retired this year... Thank you for all the memories. #ThankYouKG #ThankyouTD #ThankyouKB

— Derrick Favors (@dfavors14) September 23, 2016

They grew together and are going out together #ThankYouKG pic.twitter.com/UbPGmg4uv0

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 23, 2016

#ThankYouKG
You were right, anything is possible... pic.twitter.com/h9Al9FOL1q

— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) September 23, 2016

Salute to KG on a great career, always loved the competitiveness and fire he brought every night. A true inspiration. #ThankYouKG

— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) September 24, 2016

KG was my Fav sports athlete ever. I loved watching him play hard every single night. Enjoy the next chapter my friend!

— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) September 24, 2016

Thanks for the big ticket memories! #ThankYouKG pic.twitter.com/9liv6NLhru

— NBA (@NBA) September 24, 2016

Thank you for everything my brother. You know how much I'm gonna miss playing with you and just simply having you around. Congrats on having one of the greatest careers the game has ever seen. We talked. I know what I must do. I'll take it from here.

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