36 Facts About Clyde Drexler


Clyde Austin Drexler was born on June 22,1962 and is an American former professional basketball player and the commissioner of the Big3 3-on-3 basketball league.


Clyde Drexler was a ten-time NBA All-Star and named to the NBA's 50th and 75th anniversary teams.


Clyde Drexler won an NBA championship with Houston in 1995, and earned a gold medal on the 1992 United States Olympic team known as "The Dream Team".


Clyde Drexler was inducted twice into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2004 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team".


Clyde Drexler is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players and greatest shooting guards of all time.


Clyde Drexler was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and lived in the South Park area in Houston, Texas.


Clyde Drexler attended Ross Sterling High School in Houston, where he was a classmate of tennis player Zina Garrison.

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Clyde Drexler began receiving attention from college coaches following a 34-point, 27-rebound performance against Sharpstown High School during a 1979 Christmas tournament.


Clyde Drexler majored in finance and worked at a bank during the summer.


New players were "initiated" into the fraternity by having to stand underneath the basket as Clyde Drexler drove in from halfcourt and threw down a tomahawk slam over them.


Clyde Drexler finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists.


Clyde 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.


Clyde Drexler averaged 7.7 points in 17.2 minutes per game in his rookie season.


On January 6,1989, Clyde Drexler scored a career-high 50 points during a double-overtime win over the Sacramento Kings.


Clyde Drexler played in every game for the first time in four seasons and averaged 21.5 points per game while having 6.7 rebounds and six assists on average.


Clyde Drexler left as the all-time scoring leader for the Blazers with 18,040 points, which stood as a franchise record until Damian Lillard passed him in 2022.


Clyde Drexler played his last three full seasons with the Rockets.


Clyde Drexler led the team in a variety of categories in the series such as rebounds, points, and assists, but the Sonics eliminated the Rockets in four games.


Clyde Drexler played a total of 62 games while averaging eighteen points a game with six rebounds and 5.7 assists.


Clyde Drexler played in 70 games and averaged 18.4 points a game with 4.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists.


Clyde Drexler retired at the age of 35, stating his reason as doing so because of his desire to leave on his own terms while still playing at a "high level".


At the time of his retirement, Clyde Drexler was one of only three players in history with 20,000 points, 6,000 assists and 6,000 rebounds.


At the University of Houston, Clyde Drexler became well known for his exceptional abilities as a finisher, but generally was not considered a great shooter.


Clyde Drexler's extraordinary leaping abilities allowed him to be an acrobatic dunker and Drexler participated in numerous NBA All-Star dunk contests during the late eighties.


Clyde Drexler was regarded as a versatile player, and he was consistently among the leaders at his position in points, rebounds, assists, and steals.

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Clyde Drexler posted a considerable number of blocked shots for a player his size, ranking third for his career totals among guards.


Clyde Drexler was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 10,2004, in his first year of eligibility.


Clyde Drexler was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and named to the league's 75th anniversary team in 2021.


Clyde Drexler has four children: Erica, Austin, Elise, and Adam.


In 2014 Clyde Drexler married his second wife, Tonya, whom he had met through fellow NBA star Dominique Wilkins.


Clyde Drexler started investing in real estate in his rookie NBA season, and although he is mostly retired, he does do some managing of his Clyde Drexler Holdings LLC, based in downtown Houston.


Clyde Drexler wrote the introduction to the children's book Shrews Can't Hoop.


That same year, Clyde 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.


Clyde Drexler was a member of the regular season Green Team and the season finale Orange Team.


On February 21,2007, it was announced that Clyde Drexler would participate in the fourth season of the American version of Dancing with the Stars with partner Elena Grinenko.


Clyde Drexler was the fourth celebrity to be voted off in round five on April 17,2007.