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Clyde Drexler's BEST Dunk Each Year In The NBA! (1983-1998 Seasons)
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: World of Basketball
Clyde Drexler Was A Lot Better Than You Think
Clyde Drexler Was A Lot Better Than You Think
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: kblaze888555
Top 10: Clyde Drexler Dunks
Top 10: Clyde Drexler Dunks
Published: 2011/11/21
Channel: NBA
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler - MVP Duel ! (November 29, 1991) Double OT
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler - MVP Duel ! (November 29, 1991) Double OT
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Oldskoolbball
Clyde Drexler Career Mix HD
Clyde Drexler Career Mix HD
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: wetagua
Vintage NBA: CLYDE DREXLER
Vintage NBA: CLYDE DREXLER
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: ginoongkamote
NBA Legend Clyde Drexler Names His NBA Mount Rushmore
NBA Legend Clyde Drexler Names His NBA Mount Rushmore
Published: 2014/02/19
Channel: Complex News
Throwback: Clyde Drexler Full Highlights vs Celtics (1992.03.15) - 41 Pts, 11 Ast, 8 Reb, EPIC!
Throwback: Clyde Drexler Full Highlights vs Celtics (1992.03.15) - 41 Pts, 11 Ast, 8 Reb, EPIC!
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Real GD's Latest Highlights
Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler's Top 10 Dunks Of His Career
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: House Of Hoops
Magic Johnson to Clyde Drexler: "You Had a Chance to Say These Things to Me"
Magic Johnson to Clyde Drexler: "You Had a Chance to Say These Things to Me"
Published: 2012/06/28
Channel: Wall Street Journal
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler EPIC Duel Game 1 Highlights (1992 Finals) - MUST Watch!
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler EPIC Duel Game 1 Highlights (1992 Finals) - MUST Watch!
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Real GD's Latest Highlights
Lebron James GETS CORRECTED By NBA LEGEND Clyde Drexler! "Do Your Research!"
Lebron James GETS CORRECTED By NBA LEGEND Clyde Drexler! "Do Your Research!"
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: RBTheBreakThrough
Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley Highlight the Top 10 Plays of the Week- April 15, 1995
Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley Highlight the Top 10 Plays of the Week- April 15, 1995
Published: 2015/04/15
Channel: NBA
Clyde Drexler highlights
Clyde Drexler highlights
Published: 2012/06/03
Channel: fatal9ish
Rare Clyde Drexler Interview: Real Talk About Today
Rare Clyde Drexler Interview: Real Talk About Today's Game!
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: Hoop Story
Clyde Drexler: Career Mixtape
Clyde Drexler: Career Mixtape
Published: 2013/03/26
Channel: TheCrunchySopa
Clyde Drexler | USA vs CUBA 1992 Pre-Olympics | Player of the Game!
Clyde Drexler | USA vs CUBA 1992 Pre-Olympics | Player of the Game!
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: YouuToobe
Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech
Published: 2012/02/18
Channel: OfficialHoophall
Clyde Drexler Kills Michael Jordan but He Returns Back!
Clyde Drexler Kills Michael Jordan but He Returns Back!
Published: 2013/10/24
Channel: YouuToobe
John Stockton vs Clyde Drexler WCF Game 6 Duel Highlights (1997 Playoffs) Rockets vs Jazz - EPIC!
John Stockton vs Clyde Drexler WCF Game 6 Duel Highlights (1997 Playoffs) Rockets vs Jazz - EPIC!
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: GD's Vintage Highlights
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler Highlights Bulls vs Blazers (1990.11.18) - 59pts total!
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler Highlights Bulls vs Blazers (1990.11.18) - 59pts total!
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: MJ23 His Airness Forever
Clyde Drexler - 41 points vs Jazz Full Highlights (1995.05.05) (1995 WC1R GM4)
Clyde Drexler - 41 points vs Jazz Full Highlights (1995.05.05) (1995 WC1R GM4)
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: gearmast3r
Clyde Drexler Vs Sacramento Kings: Almost Quadruple Double! 25pts 10rebs 9asts 10stls (11.01.1996)
Clyde Drexler Vs Sacramento Kings: Almost Quadruple Double! 25pts 10rebs 9asts 10stls (11.01.1996)
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: Oldskoolbball
NBA Legend Clyde Drexler says his Generation was more skilled!
NBA Legend Clyde Drexler says his Generation was more skilled!
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Hoop Story
Clyde Drexler: "There are no more good big men in the game!"
Clyde Drexler: "There are no more good big men in the game!"
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Hoop Story
Clyde The Glyde Glides...
Clyde The Glyde Glides...
Published: 2006/02/09
Channel: Hypnos
Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler's (25pts/10rebs/10asts/10stls) Quadruple Double (1996)
Published: 2011/09/05
Channel: LamarMatic
Pippen and Drexler on Isaiah Thomas Absence from Dream Team // SiriusXM
Pippen and Drexler on Isaiah Thomas Absence from Dream Team // SiriusXM
Published: 2009/10/28
Channel: SiriusXM
Michael Jordan Revenge Foul to Clyde Drexler!
Michael Jordan Revenge Foul to Clyde Drexler!
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Hoops Madness
Clyde Drexler  Career High 50pts vs Kings (1989)
Clyde Drexler Career High 50pts vs Kings (1989)
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: TheCrunchySopa
NBA Roundtable - Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Robert Horry and Clyde Drexler
NBA Roundtable - Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Robert Horry and Clyde Drexler
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: cdghoops
Clyde Drexler: NBA Superstars 2 HD
Clyde Drexler: NBA Superstars 2 HD
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: Santiago73
DIAMOND USA CLYDE DREXLER GAMEPLAY! FULL USA LINEUP! NBA 2K17 MYTEAM
DIAMOND USA CLYDE DREXLER GAMEPLAY! FULL USA LINEUP! NBA 2K17 MYTEAM
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Caldy
Clyde Drexler Elbows Willie Anderson and EJECTED! (1990 Playoffs)
Clyde Drexler Elbows Willie Anderson and EJECTED! (1990 Playoffs)
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: Hoops Madness
Larry Bird 1992: 49pts, Triple-Double vs. Clyde Drexler 41pts
Larry Bird 1992: 49pts, Triple-Double vs. Clyde Drexler 41pts
Published: 2010/02/04
Channel: LakersDynasty42
Clyde Drexler - 42/12/9 vs. Lakers (1992 Playoffs)
Clyde Drexler - 42/12/9 vs. Lakers (1992 Playoffs)
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: Camundo9
Clyde Drexler Houston Rockets 1995
Clyde Drexler Houston Rockets 1995
Published: 2007/04/07
Channel: Jobel Porras
Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler's Top 10 Career Glides
Published: 2007/03/13
Channel: wowwhatanass
Clyde Drexler Long Hang Time Dunk
Clyde Drexler Long Hang Time Dunk
Published: 2009/06/27
Channel: lookluk
Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler's Top 10 Career Dunks
Published: 2007/03/13
Channel: wowwhatanass
Nba - Clyde Drexler Career Summary
Nba - Clyde Drexler Career Summary
Published: 2007/02/27
Channel: patricnghotmail
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler -
Michael Jordan vs Clyde Drexler - ''Free Throw Line Dunks''
Published: 2014/03/26
Channel: YouuToobe
Top 10 College Dunkers All-Time - #2 Clyde Drexler
Top 10 College Dunkers All-Time - #2 Clyde Drexler
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: arlubas
Clyde Drexler Says Wilt Chamberlain Is The G.O.A.T !
Clyde Drexler Says Wilt Chamberlain Is The G.O.A.T !
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Oldskoolbball
Clyde Drexler (23 pts) ● Portland Trail Blazers 90:91 LA Lakers ● WCF Game 6 30/05/1991
Clyde Drexler (23 pts) ● Portland Trail Blazers 90:91 LA Lakers ● WCF Game 6 30/05/1991
Published: 2017/09/29
Channel: Basketball
Big 3 Wrap Up with Dr. J -Julius Erving and Clyde Drexler by filmmaker Keith O
Big 3 Wrap Up with Dr. J -Julius Erving and Clyde Drexler by filmmaker Keith O'Derek
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Upfront
Michael Jordan 52 Pts vs Clyde Drexler 42 Pts EPIC DUEL! Bulls Big Comeback & Drexler Dunk Show!
Michael Jordan 52 Pts vs Clyde Drexler 42 Pts EPIC DUEL! Bulls Big Comeback & Drexler Dunk Show!
Published: 2017/10/12
Channel: YouuToobe
Clyde Drexler - 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Clyde Drexler - 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
Clyde Drexler - 41pts, Gm 4 vs. Jazz (1995 Playoffs)
Clyde Drexler - 41pts, Gm 4 vs. Jazz (1995 Playoffs)
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: Camundo9
Clyde Drexler jumps over Andre Turner
Clyde Drexler jumps over Andre Turner
Published: 2008/02/03
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Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler 02.jpg
Personal information
Born (1962-06-22) June 22, 1962 (age 55)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Sterling (Houston, Texas)
College Houston (1980–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1983–1998
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 22
Coaching career 1998–2000
Career history
As player:
19831995 Portland Trail Blazers
19951998 Houston Rockets
As coach:
1998–2000 University of Houston
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 22,195 (20.4 ppg)
Rebounds 6,677 (6.1 rpg)
Assists 6,125 (5.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball swingman. During his career, he was a ten-time All-Star, and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 as part of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team") and an NBA Championship in 1995 with the Houston Rockets. He is a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (being inducted 2004 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team")[1] He currently serves as a color commentator for Houston Rockets home games.

Early years[edit]

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Drexler lived in the South Park area in Houston, Texas,[2] and attended Ross Sterling High School[3] in Houston, where he was a classmate of tennis player Zina Garrison.[4] As a sophomore, he made the varsity baseball team, and tried out for the basketball team but failed to make the cut.[5] Drexler played as a 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) center as a senior. He began receiving attention from college coaches following a 34-point, 27-rebound performance against Sharpstown High School during a 1979 Christmas tournament.[5]

After graduating in 1980, he was recruited by New Mexico State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Houston, the latter after childhood friend Michael Young told an assistant to head coach Guy V. Lewis that Drexler was the best player he had faced in high school; Houston was able to recruit them both due to Drexler's friendship with Young and his desire to stay home.[5] Drexler majored in finance and worked at a bank during the summer.[4] Lewis recalled in 2003 that he initially received hate mail from Houston supporters and alumni for recruiting Drexler, as they felt that he was not good enough to play for the school.[5]

College career[edit]

Drexler performs a slam dunk as a member of the Houston Cougars men's basketball team

Drexler and Young, along with Larry Micheaux and new recruit Hakeem Olajuwon (known then as Akeem Olajuwon), comprised the "Phi Slama Jama" basketball fraternity that gained national attention for its acrobatic, above-the-rim play. New players were "initiated" into the fraternity by having to stand underneath the basket as Drexler drove in from halfcourt and threw down a tomahawk slam over them.[6] Houston made the first of Drexler's two straight Final Four appearances in 1982, where they lost to eventual champions North Carolina. He averaged 15.2 points and 10.5 rebounds (second in the Southwest Conference) per game as a small forward as Houston finished 25–8.[5]

The 1982–83 campaign saw Houston return to the Final Four ranked No. 1. They were matched up against No. 2 Louisville and the "Doctors of Dunk" in the semifinals, which Houston won 94–81 following a brilliant dunking display by both sides, including a double-pump slam by Drexler that Sports Illustrated writer Curry Kirkpatrick called "your basic play of the century".[7] He finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists, but in the championship game against North Carolina State, Drexler failed to make an impact after picking up four fouls before halftime, and scored only four points on one-of-five shooting and two free throws in NC State's upset victory.[6]

Drexler declared for the NBA draft as a junior, leaving Houston with career averages of 14.4 points, 3.3 assists and 9.9 rebounds in three seasons. In addition to being named the Southwestern Conference Player of the Year and a first-team All American his final season,[8] he remains the only player in school history with combined totals of at least 1,000 career points, 900 rebounds and 300 assists, in addition to being Houston's all-time steals leader with 268.[9]

NBA career[edit]

Portland Trail Blazers[edit]

In the 1983 NBA draft Drexler was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 14th overall pick. He averaged 7.7 points in 17.2 minutes per game in his rookie season. His second season was his breakout season, in which he averaged 17.2 points, 6 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game. In his third season, Drexler made his first All-Star team while averaging 18.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 8 assists and 2.6 steals. In the 1989–1990 season, Drexler led the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Finals, averaging 26.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, but his team lost to the Detroit Pistons in five games. In the 1990–1991 season Drexler led Portland to a franchise best 63–19 record. Heavily favored to win the West, the Los Angeles Lakers upset the Trail Blazers by winning the Western Conference Finals.

In the 1991–92 season he made the All-NBA First Team and finished second to Michael Jordan in MVP voting.[10] He met Jordan's Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals that same season only to fall short, as Jordan and the Bulls went on to win their second consecutive championship. In the six-game series against Chicago, Drexler averaged 24.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.[11]

In 1992, he was selected to the U.S. Olympic basketball team, nicknamed "The Dream Team", which won the gold medal in Barcelona.

Houston Rockets[edit]

On February 14, 1995, with the Blazers out of serious contention for a championship, Portland honored Drexler's request to be traded to a contender and sent the Blazer great back home to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Otis Thorpe in mid-season, right before the trade deadline. Despite finishing the regular season with a record of 47–35, which placed the Rockets 6th out of 8 playoff teams in the Western Conference, Drexler and long-time friend Hakeem Olajuwon helped propel them to an improbable second consecutive championship in 1995, sweeping the Orlando Magic. In his third and final NBA Finals appearance, Drexler averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.[12]

Drexler poses during NBA Global Games in the Philippines in 2013.

During the 1995 NBA Playoffs, Drexler was ejected during a game between the Rockets and the Phoenix Suns by referee Jake O'Donnell, which allegedly stemmed from a personal feud between the two at the time.[13] This would turn out to be the last NBA game O'Donnell would referee, as he was not assigned any further games in the playoffs that year, and eventually retired a few months later. In 1996, on ESPN's NBA Today, O'Donnell commented, "I wouldn't give Clyde Drexler much leeway because of the way he reacted with me all the time. I thought at times he would give cheap shots to people, and I just would not allow it."[14]

On February 13, 2009, Drexler participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game. Other celebrities participating included Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, National Football League wide receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker and four Harlem Globetrotters.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
dagger Denotes seasons in which Drexler won an NBA championship
* Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1983–84 Portland 82 3 17.2 .451 .250 .728 2.9 1.9 1.3 0.4 7.7
1984–85 Portland 80 43 31.9 .494 .216 .759 6.0 5.5 2.2 0.9 17.2
1985–86 Portland 75 58 34.3 .475 .200 .769 5.6 8.0 2.6 0.6 18.5
1986–87 Portland 82 82 38.0 .502 .234 .760 6.3 6.9 2.5 0.9 21.7
1987–88 Portland 81 80 37.8 .506 .212 .811 6.6 5.8 2.5 0.6 27.0
1988–89 Portland 78 78 39.3 .496 .260 .799 7.9 5.8 2.7 0.7 27.2
1989–90 Portland 73 73 36.8 .494 .283 .774 6.9 5.9 2.0 0.7 23.3
1990–91 Portland 82 82 34.8 .482 .319 .794 6.7 6.0 1.8 0.7 21.5
1991–92 Portland 76 76 36.2 .470 .337 .794 6.6 6.7 1.8 0.9 25.0
1992–93 Portland 49 49 34.1 .429 .233 .839 6.3 5.7 1.9 0.8 19.9
1993–94 Portland 68 68 34.3 .428 .324 .777 6.5 4.9 1.4 0.5 19.2
1994–95 Portland 41 41 34.8 .428 .363 .835 5.7 5.1 1.8 0.5 22.0
1994–95 Houston 35 34 37.1 .506 .357 .809 7.0 4.4 1.8 0.7 21.4
1995–96 Houston 52 51 38.4 .433 .332 .784 7.2 5.8 2.0 0.5 19.3
1996–97 Houston 62 62 36.6 .442 .355 .750 6.0 5.7 1.9 0.6 18.0
1997–98 Houston 70 70 35.3 .427 .317 .801 4.9 5.5 1.8 0.6 18.4
Career 1,086 950 34.6 .472 .318 .788 6.1 5.6 2.0 0.7 20.4
All-Star 9 4 18.4 .506 .286 1.000 4.9 2.6 1.3 0.7 10.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984 Portland 5 17.0 .429 .000 .857 3.4 1.6 1.0 0.2 7.2
1985 Portland 9 9 37.7 .410 .286 .844 6.1 9.2 2.6 1.0 16.7
1986 Portland 4 4 36.3 .456 .400 .783 6.3 6.5 1.5 0.8 18.0
1987 Portland 4 4 38.3 .456 .250 .793 7.5 3.8 1.8 0.8 24.0
1988 Portland 4 4 42.5 .386 .500 .724 7.0 5.3 3.0 0.5 22.0
1989 Portland 3 3 42.7 .493 .000 .765 6.7 8.3 2.0 0.7 27.7
1990 Portland 21 21 40.6 .441 .220 .774 7.2 7.1 2.5 0.9 21.4
1991 Portland 16 16 39.6 .476 .268 .776 8.1 8.1 2.1 1.0 21.7
1992 Portland 21 21 40.3 .466 .235 .807 7.4 7.0 1.5 1.0 26.3
1993 Portland 3 3 38.7 .419 .417 .800 6.3 4.7 1.7 1.0 19.0
1994 Portland 4 4 39.3 .425 .231 .826 10.3 5.5 2.0 0.5 21.0
1995 Houston 22 22 38.6 .481 .303 .786 7.0 5.0 1.5 0.7 20.5
1996 Houston 8 8 36.5 .415 .265 .765 7.8 5.0 2.6* 0.5 16.6
1997 Houston 16 16 38.9 .436 .373 .778 5.6 4.8 1.6 0.4 18.1
1998 Houston 5 5 36.4 .309 .192 .757 5.4 4.6 1.6 0.6 15.0
Career 145 140 38.4 .447 .288 .787 6.9 6.1 1.9 0.7 20.4

Awards[edit]

NBA records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Most steals in a half: 8, second half, Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings, November 1, 1996

Most offensive rebounds by a guard in a career: 2,615

Playoffs[edit]

Most steals in a 3-game series: 13, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks, 1990 Western Conference First Round

Most steals in a half: 6, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns, May 23, 1990

All-Star Game[edit]

Highest free throw percentage for a career: 1.000 (12—12)

Player profile[edit]

Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, as he was nicknamed at the University of Houston and throughout his professional career, was famed for his speed and athleticism on the court and his easygoing and quiet demeanor off the court. At the University of Houston, Drexler became well known for his exceptional abilities as a finisher, but generally was not considered a great shooter. During his pro career Drexler developed a much more well-rounded game, even becoming an effective post player and more consistent outside shooter. His extraordinary leaping abilities allowed him to be an acrobatic dunker and Drexler participated in numerous NBA All-Star dunk contests during the late eighties.

Drexler was regarded as a versatile player, and he was consistently among the leaders at his position in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. He also posted a considerable number of blocked shots for a player his size, ranking third for his career totals among guards.

As of 2008, Drexler leads all guards with his career average of offensive rebounds with 2.4 per game.

Statistical analysis shows similar players to Clyde include Grant Hill, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, and Manu Ginobili.[15]

College coaching career[edit]

Drexler stayed with the Rockets for three more seasons before retiring from the NBA after the 1997–98 season in order to become head men's basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston.

Drexler coached the Cougars in 1998–1999 and 1999–2000. After compiling a 19–39 record in his two seasons, Drexler decided to resign to spend more time with his family.[16]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Houston Cougars (Conference USA) (1998–2000)
1998–99 Houston 10–17 5–11 6th (National Division)
1999–00 Houston 9–22 2–14 6th (National Division)
Houston: 19–39 (.327) 7–25 (.219)
Total: 19–39 (.327)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Honors and tribute[edit]

One of only five numbers retired by the University of Houston men's basketball team, Drexler's No. 22 hangs in Hofheinz Pavilion.

Drexler's No. 22 jersey has been retired by the Cougars (pictured), Rockets, and Trail Blazers. He was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 10, 2004, in his first year of eligibility.[17]

In 2004 Drexler co-authored his biography, Clyde the Glide, with Portland Tribune sports writer Kerry Eggers, and University of Houston classmate and CBS Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz providing the foreword.[5]

Drexler set a Trail Blazer record in 1989 by dunking on an 11' 1" rim.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Drexler married his wife, Gaynell, on December 30, 1988. They divorced in 2011. He has four children: Erica, Austin, Elise, and Adam (the last three with Gaynell). In 2014 Drexler married his second wife, Tonya, whom he had met through fellow NBA star Dominique Wilkins.[19] Drexler has owned homes in the River OaksMemorial neighborhood of Houston and in the Dunthorpe neighborhood of Portland.[20]

His brother James and his two sisters, Denise and Virginia, run the family barbecue restaurants in Houston called Drexler's World Famous BBQ & Grill, which includes the "22 Bar". His mother, Eunice Scott, also works at the downtown restaurant that was started by his uncle in 1967. There are two locations, downtown Houston and Bush Intercontinental Airport.[20][21] Drexler also started investing in real estate in his rookie NBA season, and although he is now mostly retired, he does do some managing of his Drexler Holdings LLC, based in downtown Houston.[20][22]

Books[edit]

Drexler is the subject of the book Clyde Drexler: Clyde the Glide.[23] He also wrote the introduction to the children's book Shrews Can't Hoop.[24]

TV appearances[edit]

Drexler made a guest appearance on Married... with Children, a cameo appearance in an episode of Arliss, and was also a guest star in an episode of The Sentinel. In 2006, he made a cameo appearance in the basketball movie Like Mike 2: Streetball. That same year, Drexler participated in the first season of the Spike TV show Pros vs. Joes, which features three amateur contestants matching themselves against five professional athletes. Drexler was a member of the regular season Green Team and the season finale Orange Team.

On February 21, 2007, it was announced that Drexler would participate in the fourth season of the American version of Dancing with the Stars with partner Elena Grinenko.[25] Drexler was the fourth celebrity to be voted off in round five on April 17, 2007.

On April 11, 2010, Drexler appeared as a guest on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice in which he helped the men's team "Rock Solid" complete a task to create video advertisements for Right Guard.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 18, 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  2. ^ Shilcutt, Katharine. "Still Standing." Houston Press. Wednesday January 12, 2011. 1. Retrieved on January 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "NBA Legends Unveil Tundra Turnaround Court at Delmar Complex" Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. – Houston Independent School District – May 7, 2007
  4. ^ a b Higdon, David. "Clyde Drexler: Portland's Pride". Sports Illustrated for Kids February 1993.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Drexler, Clyde with Kerry Eggers. Clyde the Glide. Sports Publishing. 2004. ISBN 1-58261-742-2
  6. ^ a b Bengtson, Russ. Quiet as Kept, Slam Magazine, December 1996
  7. ^ Clyde Drexler Career Highlights No. 14, "Quotes in Mid-Flight." Fleer Corporation, 1993–94
  8. ^ Clyde Drexler Career Highlights No. 3, "Southern Rock n' Roll." Fleer Corporation, 1993–94
  9. ^ Database Basketball Archived December 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "1991–92 NBA MVP Voting". basketballreference.com. 
  11. ^ "1992 NBA Finals Composite Box Score". basketballreference.com. 
  12. ^ "1995 NBA Finals Composite Box Score". basketballreference.com. 
  13. ^ Monroe, Mike (April 17, 2007). "Downside also apparent in referee's suspension". San Antonio Express-News. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  14. ^ Eggers, Kerry (January 29, 1996). "Here's who should be on All-Star teams". CBS SportsLine.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2001. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  15. ^ "Players Like Clyde Drexler". NBACompare. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Drexler Bows Out After Two Seasons". NYTimes.com. March 31, 2000. Retrieved March 5, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Clide Drexler's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Profile". Archived from the original on February 16, 2008.  Retrieved on 2008-04-09
  18. ^ NBA.com Biography Archived December 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. – NBA – Accessed January 13, 2008
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