Former Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Garnett spent part of his Thursday evening in Ventura Village, meeting with business owners and customers of a recently opened Chase branch that’s geared toward helping that community.
His visit to the neighborhood within the Phillips community marked the first time Garnett has been to Minneapolis since George Floyd died on May 25, and the city had a different feel for Garnett.
“A bit eerie, if I’m being honest. Different,” Garnett said. “When I landed I met with a bunch of my friends just to get a download of the city. Obviously, I’ve been following from afar, but I’m as invested in this community as anybody else and I care about it.