The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

21. Clyde Drexler

Accomplishments (1983-1984 - 1988-1989): 3x All-Star, 1x All-NBA
Team(s): Blazers
Stats (1983-1984 - 1988-1989): 19.8 PPG 5.9 RPG 5.6 APG 2.3 SPG
'80s Highlights 

Drexler was so nice the Blazers passed on Michael Jordan because they already had a shooting guard. He led Portland to the playoffs every year he played during the '80s. Clyde the Glide had a complete game. He easily got to the basket with his freakish athleticism and got buckets on the perimeter. Drexler put up 27 points per game in consecutive seasons ('88 & '89) and stepped it up in other aspects of his game during the playoffs. That's what separates the real from the fake. All the early postseason exits during the '80s prepared him for what was to come. Clyde made three Finals appearance during the '90s, finally winning one with the 1995 Houston Rockets.

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