10. Clyde Drexler
Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets
Weight: 222 lbs
Dream Team stats (per game): 10.5 points, 3.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals
Career stats (per game): 20.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 steals
Clyde “The Glide” Drexler entered the Olympics coming off his first (and only) All-NBA First Team selection in which he averaged 25.0 points, 6.7 assists and 6.6 rebounds. The former University of Houston star played a crucial role during Team USA’s dominant run and joined Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone and Chris Mullin as the only players to average at least 10 points per game. Drexler also added 3.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in helping the United States claim gold.
Following the Olympics, Drexler’s career tailed off a bit, as he would never average more than 22.0 points per game in his final six seasons. After being traded from the Trail Blazers to the Rockets in the middle of the 1994-1995 season, Drexler was instrumental in helping Houston win the NBA title in 1995.
Following a successful 15-year career that included 1 Larry O’Brien Trophy, 10 All-Star selections and 5 All-NBA selections, Drexler was more than deserving of his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.
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