Friday, July 08, 2005

Kevin McHale

Boston Celtics
6-10 240 Forward

Talented, strong , colorful, articulate, funny, charming, outdoorsy, family-oriented, fun-loving... The complete package of person and player... Second on club to Larry Bird in scoring at 21.3 ppg... Led Celts against Rockets in finals with 25.8 ppg average, forged on .573 shooting from the floor... After Akeem Olajuwon exploded on him in opener of finals, he held Rocket center in check, then shackled Ralph Sampson in climatic Game 6... Always open and witty with media, he gets burned occasionally but never seems to care... Would rather be fishing, with a six-pack beside him, than just about anything else... No. 3 pick overall by Celts in 1980, out of Minnesota... Born Dec. 19, 1957, in Hibbing, Minn.... Secured new deal worth average of $1.6 million, but told agent not to ask for more than that since he felt Bird deserved to be top-paid player on team... Ranked fifth in league in field-goal percentage at .574.

Relevant Stats:
21.3 ppg, 57.4% FG, 8.1 rpg

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