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Kevin E. McHale

Enshrined 1999
Hibbing, MN
Born: December 19, 1957

Biography

At 6-foot-10 and 225 pounds, Kevin McHale's nearly unstoppable array of low post moves -- some of which he never did twice in the same game -- revolutionized pivot play. With the Boston Celtics, he teamed with Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Robert Parish to form one of the greatest frontlines in basketball history. Although known for his happy-go-lucky attitude off the court, at game time his playing was precise. Celebrated for his high-percentage shooting, McHale was the first player in NBA history to shoot 60 percent from the field and 80 percent from the foul line in the same season. Defensively, McHale's long arms made him impassable and earned him All-Defensive First-Team honors three times.

Career Highlights

NBA championships with Boston Celtics, 1981, 1984, 1986
NBA All-Star, 1984, 1986-91
NBA Sixth Man Award, 1984, 1985
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, 1996