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Fri, 06/11/2010 - 4:02pm  

McHale on Big Show: 'Let them play'

Former Celtic, NBA Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Kevin McHale joined The Big Show on Friday. In addition to singing coach Doc Rivers' praises and discussing his own ambitions to coach again, McHale spoke out against the officiating the NBA finals thus far.

 

"I think there were calls both both ways," McHale said of the officiating in Game 4, a 96-89 Celtics win. "Just strange calls, like, 'Why are you calling that? Let it go. Why are you calling that three-second (violation)? Why are you blowing your whistle at this time?' There's a little tap and they blow the whistle. I'm just thinking, 'Let them play.' 

 

"There was more flow to the game [than in prior games], but still, if it's a foul, make it be a real foul. If it's 50-50, let it go. Who cares if it's a 50-50 call? Just let it go. Let them play. 

 

McHale added that the constant fouls have prevented the bigger names in this series from playing the way they are accustomed to.

 

"I want to see a game when all the stars play well and aren't in foul trouble," McHale said. "So far this series, whether it be Kobe (Bryant), whether it be KG, whether it be Ray (Allen), (Pau) Gasol one game, someone's been in foul trouble almost every game, one of the main guys."

 

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