NBA player Kevin Garnett and wife welcome first child, a daughter

04/20/2008 at 10:09 PM ET

Garnett_kevin_400Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett and wife Brandi Padilla-Garnett are brand new parents.  The 31-year-old had missed two of the team’s practices before returning on Saturday, April 19th.  It is being reported that during that time span, Kevin and Brandi welcomed their first child; the Boston Herald reports that it was a girl, born Friday, April 18th.

When asked about his time away, the always private Kevin replied,

Family issues are never public, so I ask [the media] to respect that.

Source: Boston Globe; Boston Herald

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Katie on

According to the Boston Herald it was a little girl on Friday! No name is given yet though, but im sure they will announce it during one of the games this week! I will keep my ears open!

Nelly on

If it is true..congrats to Kevin & his family. They are a gorgeous couple and I’m sure the baby is too. Brandi’s sister Lisa is married to Jimmy Jam (long time producer of most of Janet Jackson’s hit songs)

ray lewis on

KG plays with such honor and passion he is always a refreshing sight too see. It makes me happy to know that life is going well on and off the court for him

Reba on

Chances are Kevin won’t announce anything about the baby. He is very quiet about his private life. It’s pretty remarkable how his life has changed over the last year. New team, new town, new baby. Congrats to him and his gorgeous wife, Brandi. Their child is undoubtedly gorgeous!

mohammad shatara on

congrats kg from our muslim family to yours god bless you and bless your family and go celtics

tanya on

i think kg should be happy to share the news wih his fans a new baby is a gift

Lili McBride on

congrats Kevin & Brandi on new daughter