An occasional visitor at Cheers, Kevin McHale, would play his entire NBA career with the Boston Celtics where he was as selfless as he was popular. McHale was drafted in third overall in 1980, and he would become part of Boston's "Big 3" of the 1980s with Larry Bird and Robert Parish. McHale was excellent in the paint both on offense and defense, showing off excellent shooting skills and blocking ability. The quintessential Power Forward, McHale regularly abused his opponents whether he was starting or coming off of the bench, the latter of which often occurred and he rewarded the Celtics with that decision by winning the Sixth Man of the Year in both 1984 and 1985.
NBA Champion (1981, 1984 & 1986)
First Team All-NBA (1987)
First Team All-Defensive (1986, 1987 & 1988)
Second Team All-Defensive (1983, 1989 & 1990)
All-Star (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1991)
Sixth Man of the Year (1984 & 1985)
First Team All-Rookie (1981)Highest Field Goal Percentage (1986-87 & 1987-88)