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.”
2017 USA AmeriCup Team Assistant Coach, Ty Ellis, sits with Hoop Story’s Dean Walle and Jason Arroyo and discusses overcoming a speech impediment while growing up, his unlikely professional basketball career, his transition to coaching, becoming head coach of the NBA G-League’s Northern Arizona Suns, the opportunity to become an assistant coach for Team USA under Jeff Van Gundy.
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!
Current UCLA Assistant Coach talks about his time playing for the Celtics while being a die hard Lakers fan. That’s not the only secret he shares with Hoop Story. Please check out our podcast on hoopstory.com to find out what Tyus has to say about Lonzo Ball, unbelievable stories from his playing days as a superstar in Europe, a Reggie Miller teammate and much more…
Northern Arizona Suns Head Coach Tyrone Ellis gets the call from Team USA and literally tears up! His story is amazing and you should check out our interview/podcast with him on hoopstory.com!
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.”
Zach Marbury is talking about LaVar Ball calling out Shaq and his son: “LaVar should not even put his name in the discussion with Shaq and Michael Jordan.”
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?”.
Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler recounts the time he witnessed Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his entourage take over a 24-Hour Fitness in Las Vegas and played pickup basketball with New York Knicks player, Kyle O’Quinn.