Chicago streets give Garnett an edge

Originally Published: June 8, 2010
By Justin Verrier | ESPN.com

Almost every day before heading off to school at Farragut Academy in Chicago, Kevin Garnett would make sure to take one last glance at the mirror.

Garnett had come a long way from the playgrounds of Mauldin, S.C, where he had become the only underclassman to be named Mr. Basketball in state history and had risen to join the elite in the high school ranks before shipping up to Chicago for his senior season. But next to his reflection stood a constant reminder of the challenges that ...

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