Ross Kelly, CBS Local Sports

Just six months after making it to the Western Conference Finals, and 11 months after inking a new three-year extension; the Houston Rockets fired coach Kevin McHale on Tuesday. The move sent shockwaves throughout the league as McHale is one of the most respected men in the game and a Hall of Famer. While Kevin McHale hasn’t said much since the firing, another McHale has – this being his wife Lynn.

On her since-deleted Twitter account, McHale took a shot at James Harden and his (lack of) defense as one of the possible reasons for the Rockets’ poor start and her husband’s subsequent dismissal:

She also alluded to the romance between Harden and Khloe Kardashian:

Not satisfied with just dissing the Rockets’ best player and a “celebrity”, Lynn then went to the top of the Rockets’ organizational hierarchy by going after the man who fired her husband, GM Daryl Morey:

Unfortunately, we only got three rounds of Lynn’s assault of the Rockets as she soon deleted her Twitter account. However, others have come out in their support of McHale and put the blame on Morey for the Rockets’ poor record, most notable being Charles Barkley. On FOX Sports ‘The Herd’, Barkley clearly put the onus on Morey and supports McHale, who he has called the best player he’s ever played against:

“I just think Daryl Morey screwed Kevin McHale. Obviously me and Daryl Morey don’t like each other, because he’s one of those analytics geeks who think you get numbers winning games instead of players. The guy just was in the Conference finals five months ago, and he sucks after 11 games? I just think that’s really unfair to Kevin McHale … I just think it’s the GM covering his own ass, and Kevin McHale got screwed.”

Ross Kelly is an Associated Producer for CBS Local Sports. He is from Louisiana and is a fan of all sports, but not of any teams (except LSU). He can be reached at