Former rocket Clyde Drexler named one of the NBA’s 75 best players of all time


Clyde Drexler, who returned to his hometown to team up with University of Houston teammate Hakeem Olajuwon in the 1995 Rockets Championship squad, was named one of the top 75 all-time players on Wednesday. the NBA.

Drexler, who was also among the NBA’s 50 Best Players for the league’s 50th anniversary celebration, played four seasons with the Rockets after 12 seasons with Portland, winning four of his five All-NBA selections with the Blazers.

Drexler was among 25 players named Wednesday to accompany the payouts released on Tuesday and to be announced Thursday.

He was joined on Wednesday’s roster by fellow Dream Team members Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen. Other members of that 1992 US Olympic team – John Stockton, Charles Barkley and David Robinson – were named on Tuesday.

Among Wednesday’s top 75 list were James Worthy, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Isiah Thomas, Chris Paul, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Robert Parish, Bill Sharman, Bill Walton, Walt Frazier, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin, Nate Thurmond and Wes Unseld.

Barry played the last two seasons of his career with the Rockets from 1978 to 1980 while Paul played in Houston from 2017 to 19.

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