KG & Ronnie – Most exciting (best?) High School Duo ever reunited today
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Kevin Garnett is known to many as not only the best high school basketball player ever from Chicago but one of the best high school players ever. Tonight, KG is back in Chi-Town to face the Bulls but earlier today he was face to face with a very familiar one from his high school days – Farragut High teammate and legend Ronnie Fields.
Together. KG & Ronnie, made up arguably the most exciting and best high school duo ever. KG was a quadruple threat and Ronnie was good for 30 & 10 and the best dunks you will see in Chicago in the mid 90s and that’s including that other high flying guy that was playing for the Bulls. Although they both had amazing high school careers their pro careers couldn’t have been more different as KG had a hall of fame career in the NBA and Ronnie’s career took him around the world for 15 years after breaking his neck in a car accident at the end of his senior year at Farragut.
I interviewed Ronnie a few months ago about his career and upcoming documentary “Bounce Back” and talked about where life has taken him but today life took him down memory lane as he was able to have a rare meet up with his high school partner in crime, KG, at Moody Bible. They chatted for about 15 minutes before Doc Rivers came over and told them how his Proviso East Team would beat their high school team. NBA Practice then called and KG answered. Ronnie left and again we are left with one of the biggest what if questions in basketball history. What happened to Ronnie Fields?
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