One play does not define a career, nor does it make someone dirty. But Kevin McHale might be known for the single dirtiest play in NBA history, the clothesline heard ‘round the world. You can watch the video, but you’ve seen this replay a couple hundred times in your lifetime if not…
The fact that it turned around a game where the Lakers could have taken a 3–1 lead in the series makes it even more despicable. Cheating is the last refuge of an inferior team. Danny Ainge was another dirty player, who still says the clothesline play was “cool.”
F*ck the Celtics.