Kevin McHale’s Daughter Sasha McHale Dies at the Age of 23

Normally I try to avoid sad and depressing stories, but this was way too much to ignore.

A few weeks into the NBA season, Houston Rockets coach and Celtics’ legend, Kevin McHale took a leave of absence to deal with a personal family matter. No one really knew what it was, but it had to be big enough to pull him away from the job he loves.

Today we learn that family matter was taking care of his 23-year-old daughter Alexandra “Sasha” McHale who lost her long battle with lupus on Saturday.

The Houston Chronicle was the first to report this. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander released this statement:

I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon,” Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement on Sunday. ” Kevin and Lynn are loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time.  Our entire organization is mourning the McHale family’s loss and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

My condolences go out to the entire McHale family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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