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Kevin McHale

3X
NBA Champion
7X
NBA All-Star
1X
All-NBA
6X
NBA All-Defensive Team
2X
NBA Sixth Man Award

Things to Know


A master of footwork and post-moves.

Kevin McHale won three NBA championships alongside Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Dennis Johnson and Robert Parish during his 13-season career with the Celtics.

Boston acquired McHale and Parish in the same Draft night trade in 1980, sending the No. 1 overall pick to Golden State for Parish and No. 3 overall, which they used to select McHale.

Career
His 6-foot-10 frame, shooting skills and legendary footwork made him a dominant low-post scorer, averaging an NBA-best FG% (60.4) during back-to-back seasons (1986-88). He averaged 22.6 points on 57.4% shooting from 1985-90.

He played a key role off the bench for Boston during his rookie season to help the team win the championship in 1981. He continued to excel in a bench role early in his career to win the 2nd and 3rd Sixth Man of the Year awards in NBA history from 1984-85.

Shortly after becoming a regular starter, he scored a then Celtics-record 56 points against the Pistons on Mar. 3, 1985. His record was broken nine days later when Bird scored 60 points against the Hawks.

McHale ranks among the Celtics’ all-time top five for points, games and FG percentage. His No. 32 uniform was retired by the franchise in 1994.

Highlights


NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Kevin McHale

NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Kevin McHale

Stats


17.9
PPG
7.3
RPG
1.7
APG

* Through the 2020-21 season

Career regular season stats

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1992-93BOS357123.310.74.29.145.90.00.311.12.32.784.11.33.75.01.00.20.81.31.8
1991-92BOS345625.013.95.811.350.90.00.20.02.42.982.22.13.85.91.50.21.11.52.0
1990-91BOS336830.418.47.413.455.30.20.540.53.44.082.92.14.97.11.90.42.12.12.9
1989-90BOS328233.220.97.914.454.90.30.833.34.85.489.32.55.88.32.10.41.92.23.0
1988-89BOS317836.922.58.515.554.60.00.10.05.66.881.82.95.38.22.20.31.22.52.9
1987-88BOS306437.322.68.614.260.40.00.00.05.46.879.72.55.98.42.70.41.42.22.8
1986-87BOS297739.726.110.317.060.40.00.10.05.66.683.63.26.79.92.60.52.22.63.1
1985-86BOS286835.321.38.314.457.40.00.00.04.86.277.62.55.68.12.70.42.02.22.8
1984-85BOS277933.619.87.713.457.00.00.10.04.55.976.02.96.19.01.80.41.52.03.0
1983-84BOS268231.418.47.212.955.60.00.033.34.15.476.52.54.97.41.30.31.51.83.0
1982-83BOS258228.614.15.910.954.10.00.00.02.43.371.72.64.16.71.30.42.31.92.9
1981-82BOS248228.413.65.710.753.10.00.00.02.33.075.42.34.56.81.10.42.31.73.2
1980-81BOS238220.110.04.38.153.30.00.00.01.31.967.91.92.54.40.70.31.81.33.2
Overall97131.017.97.012.755.40.00.226.13.74.779.82.44.97.31.70.41.71.92.8
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Selected for being pioneers that have helped shape, define, and redefine the game. This is the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.