Hoop Story chops it up with original Dream Teamer and NBA Champion Clyde “The Glide” Drexler. The two-time Hall-of-Famer is not known for doing many interviews, so we feel expecially honored to have the opportunity to sit down with this true basketball legend. Never one to bite his tongue, Clyde “The Glide” discusses topics like the demise of the traditional NBA big man, a lack of work ethic in today’s athletes, NBA draft age restrictions, Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers, the NCAA’s unwillingness to pay student-atheletes and the overestimation of analytics in today’s game.
Clyde Drexler’s take on the NBA age limit – “If you could pursue your dream why wouldn’t you? If you get out of the NBA you can buy a College.”
The Hall of Famer speaks his mind. A true legend. Incredibly humble and very inspirational. “The Glide” elaborates on the American vs the European big men and why Team USA will come up short soon. Would Hakeem Olajuwon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar still have a position in the game today? “They would be the game!” Please check out hoopstory.com to listen to our podcast with Clyde Drexler on September 2nd, 2017!
To Clyde Drexler analytics have a place but they are not as important as people think: “It’s a streetball game. You could play this game without coaches. The good teams with talent will always win. That’s analytics for your ass.”
Clyde Drexler thinks his generation was much more skilled. When he sees players 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 today he asks himself “can he play, what does he do?”.