There was almost not a Kevin McHale appearance in the NBA. Upon being drafted out of Minnesota by the Boston Celtics with the third overall pick, McHale held out and threatened to play in Italy if not given the contract he wanted. Eventually, the Celtics and McHale came to an agreement, and the rest – as they say – is history.
Kevin McHale went on to become one of the most famous Celtics players in history. Alongside Larry Bird and Robert Parish, McHale was part of the original “Big Three,” the immense frontline widely considered to best frontline in NBA history. The trio led the Celtics to five NBA Finals and three NBA Championships.
As for McHale’s personal career, the forward won two NBA Sixth Man of the Year Awards, appeared in seven NBA All-Star Games, and was selected for the NBA All-Defensive First or Second Teams six times.
In 1996, there was a Kevin McHale appearance on the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, and McHale’s number 32 was hung in Boston Garden on January 30, 1994.
**Kevin McHale Speaker**
When he first retired from the NBA, there was Kevin McHale speaker appearance as a television analyst for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
**Kevin McHale Appearance**
Although McHale is most noted for his playing days, you can currently find a Kevin McHale appearance on the sidelines as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. McHale is actually one of six members for the 1986 Celtics championship team to serve as an NBA head coach, the others being Larry Bird, Danny Ainge, Dennis Johnson, Sam Vincent, and Rick Carlisle.
**Kevin McHale Endorsement**
A Kevin McHale endorsement of his popularity in Boston was when a group of Boston fans dubbed themselves “McHale’s Army,” a cheeky play on the title of the popular 1960’s sitcom McHale’s Navy.
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