The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

8. Kevin McHale

Accomplishments (1980-1981 - 1988-1989): 5x All-Star, 2x Sixth Man of the Year, 1x All-NBA, 5x All-Defense, 3x Champion
Team(s): Celtics
Stats (1980-1981 - 1988-1989): 18.5 PPG 7.6 RPG 1.8 APG 1.8 BPG
'80s Highlights

Charles Barkley said Kevin McHale was his toughest opponent. McHale had unusually long arms that allowed him to get creative offensively, especially around the basket, and his abnormal wingspan also allowed him to guard taller players. He was all about the team, too. With the skills to start on any squad in the league, Kevin gladly took on the role as sixth man, winning the award twice in consecutive seasons (1984, 1985). That didn't matter to him, though. He played starter's minutes and had his fair share of clutch moments during Boston's five championship appearances in the '80s.

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