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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clyde Drexler

Picture Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler on the same team in Portland. It almost happened. Portland had the number one pick in 1984 and could have drafted Michael Jordan to team up with Clyde Drexl...

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Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon talk on the court during Game 2 of the 1995 NBA Finals. Olajuwon celebrates his 50th birthday on Monday. (John W. McDonough/SI)

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Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers

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Clyde The Glide takes flight in the 1987 Slam Dunk contest in the Seattle Center Coliseum

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One of the game's all-time great guards, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler was known for his high-flying yet seemingly effortless swoops to the basket. After almost a dozen seasons with the Trail Blazers, Drexler left Portland with his name all over the franchise's record books. A perennial All-Star and a member of the 1992 Dream Team, he twice led the Blazers to the NBA Finals. It wasn't until he joined the Rockets midway through his 12th campaign, however, that he finally earned a championship…

Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler (Portland Trailblazers)

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Clyde Drexler runs the break with Playbook

Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler

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Clyde Drexler shoots over the GOAT in Portland.

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Portland Trailblazers’ Clyde Drexler

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