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Clyde Drexler

1962 - Today

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Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player and the commissioner of the Big3 3-on-3 basketball league. Nicknamed "Clyde the Glide", he played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (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 to the NBA's 50th and 75th anniversary teams. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clyde Drexler has received more than 3,812,360 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Clyde Drexler is the 10th most popular basketball player (up from 11th in 2019), the 1,350th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,052nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Basketball Player.

Clyde Drexler is most famous for being a professional basketball player. He played in the NBA from 1983 to 2003, and he won two NBA championships with the Houston Rockets.

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Among basketball players, Clyde Drexler ranks 10 out of 1,268Before him are Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, and Larry Bird. After him are Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, LeBron James, Scottie Pippen, Julius Erving, and Dražen Petrović.

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Among people born in 1962, Clyde Drexler ranks 23Before him are Steve Carell, Abdullah II of Jordan, Jordan Belfort, Wesley Snipes, Izzy Stradlin, and Kirk Hammett. After him are Dave Gahan, Michelle Yeoh, Joan Laporta, Anthony Kiedis, Carlos Sainz, and Stephen Chow.

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Among people born in United States, Clyde Drexler ranks 1,350 out of 18,182Before him are Harry Harrison (1925), William Standish Knowles (1917), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Robert Curl (1933), Virginia Henderson (1897), and Ben Stiller (1965). After him are Courtney Love (1964), Michael Connelly (1956), Stan Kroenke (1947), Viola Davis (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), and James Bond (1900).


Among basketball players born in United States, Clyde Drexler ranks 10Before him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), and Larry Bird (1956). After him are Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), LeBron James (1984), Scottie Pippen (1965), Julius Erving (1950), and Karl Malone (1963).