5. Kevin McHale
Kevin McHale is probably best known for his clothesline of hated-rival, Kurt Rambis, of the Los Angeles Lakers, in the 1984 Finals, but his contribution to Boston’s era of dominance goes far beyond that play. His presence in low and high post areas made the Celtics’ attack balanced and versatile. After winning two Sixth Man of the Year awards to launch his career, McHale played his way into the starting lineup and really blossomed. From 1984-89, McHale averaged 22.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. You won’t find many other Hall-of-Famers who spent more than half their career coming off the bench.
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