Legendary Boston Celtics big man Kevin McHale on the evolution of the game

Legendary Boston Celtics big man Kevin McHale on the evolution of the game

Join Boston Celtics legend Kevin McHale as he shares his captivating insights on the evolution of basketball with former teammate Cedric Maxwell on his eponymous CLNS Media podcast. McHale discusses the key differences between the 80’s NBA and today’s game, diving deep into playing styles, tactics, athleticism, and how the changes in the game have influenced both eras.

The Minnesota alum reminisces about the physicality and bruising battles of ’80s basketball when hard-nosed defense and dominating the paint were the norm. He talks about the legendary players of the time, like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan, who shaped the league for years to come.

As the conversation shifts to the modern NBA, McHale highlights how the game has been transformed by advanced analytics, 3-point shooting, and versatile lineups.

Kevin also compares the superstars of today, such as LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, to the legends of the past. Be sure to check out the clip embedded above to hear it all.

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