Kevin McHale may have been good enough to be ‘the guy’ on a title team, but we didn’t have to find out, he was the #1 deputy on one of the league’s greatest teams. His highest finish in the MVP race was fourth in 86-87, falling in behind a 50-40-90 season from teammate Larry Legend, a 37 per game season from the GOAT, and the eventual winner Magic Johnson.
McHale was a team guy to his core, he played defense, he hit the floor, he scored when he needed to, and he didn’t mind coming off the pine.
Third Overall Pick 1980 – Boston Celtics
2x Sixth Man of the Year
Hall of Fame
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Justin Salkin (21).
The Barn Burner: Adi Joseph and James Holas (NR).
How did the other guys rank McHale: Shane Young (24), Brian Geltzeiler (24), Will Reeve (25), Lang Greene (29), Marc Griffin (31), Robert Littal (34), Justin Termine (34), Justin Rowan (37), Jacob Noble (40), Matt Drappel (41), Josh Eberley (44),
#32 Sunday, September 6th.
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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley
Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC
James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen
Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
and of course,
Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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