Clyde Drexler is a former professional basketball player. Drexler declared for the NBA draft as a junior, leaving Houston with career averages of 14.4 points, 3.3 assists and 9.9 rebounds in three seasons.
In the 1983 NBA draft Drexler was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 14th overall pick. Drexler played 15 seasons in the NBA, spending a majority of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, before finishing with the Houston Rockets. He was a ten-time NBA All-Star and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. In the 1989–1990 season, Drexler led the Portland Trail Blazers to the NBA Finals, but fell short to the legendary Detroit Pistons. The Trail Blazers would reach the confernce the finals and the NBA finals the year after that with Drexler. Drexler won an NBA championship with Houston in 1995, and earned a gold medal on the 1992 United States Olympic team with the Dream Team.
He was inducted twice into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2004 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team. As of 2021, he serves as both a color commentator for Houston Rockets home games and the commissioner of the Big3 League.