Fast Facts

  • Helped take his University of Houston team to the Final Four in 1982 and 1983 as a member of the Phi Slamma Jamma front line.
  • Was a ten-time NBA All-Star in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997.
  • Won a 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in basketball as a member of the Dream Team.
  • Won an NBA Championship with the Houston Rockets in 1995.
  • He, Oscar Robertson and John Havlicek are the only three players in NBA history to have amassed more than 20,000 points, 6,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists.
  • Was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
  • Was named to the All-NBA first team in 1992, the All-NBA second team in 1988 and 1991 and the All-NBA third team in 1990 and 1995.
  • Played 11 1/2 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and another 4 1/2 seasons with the Houston Rockets. His Trail Blazers jersey was retired in 2001.
  • Was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004 by his childhood hero, Julius "Dr. J" Erving.
  • Paired with Elena Grinenko on the fourth edition of Dancing with the Stars.


  • Eunice Drexler — Mother
  • Gaynell Floyd Drexler — Wife
  • James Drexler — Brother


  • Attended University of Houston, Houston, TX


  • Birth Name: Clyde Austin Drexler
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
  • Birthday: June 22, 1962, Cancer
  • Profession: Basketball player, Basketball coach

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