For Old Time’s Sake: Clyde the Glide

If there was ever an NBA superstar that flew (pun intended) under the radar, it was Clyde Drexler. Throughout his 15 year career he played on only two teams, The Blazers and Rockets, and earned some great accolades along the way. Drex won a championship with the Rockets in ’95, played in 10 All Star Games, played on the original Dream Team in ’92, was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, and was inducted into the HOF in 2004. Drex was also the SEC player of the year at Houston in ’83 (that fro was bananas) and a member of the PHI SLAMA JAMA fraternity along with Hakeem and Larry Micheau. They got that on your campus? Not mine. His best season statistically came with the Blazers in the ’88-’89 season when he posted averages of 27.2 pts, 5.8 assts, 7.9 rbs, amd 2.73 stls. The Glide was a BALLHAWK, he could fly and take your cookies. Shout out to Kevin L for this ill mix.


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