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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clyde Drexler

Picture Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler on the same team in Portland. It almost happened. Portland had the number one pick in 1984 and could have drafted Michael Jordan to team up with Clyde Drexl...


One of the game's all-time great guards, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler was known for his high-flying yet seemingly effortless swoops to the basket. After almost a dozen seasons with the Trail Blazers, Drexler left Portland with his name all over the franchise's record books. A perennial All-Star and a member of the 1992 Dream Team, he twice led the Blazers to the NBA Finals. It wasn't until he joined the Rockets midway through his 12th campaign, however, that he finally earned a championship…


Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon talk on the court during Game 2 of the 1995 NBA Finals. Olajuwon celebrates his 50th birthday on Monday. (John W. McDonough/SI)


Seattle SuperSonics Gary Payton attempts to score against Houston Rockets Clyde Drexler and Mario Elie in fourth quarter action of game two of their...