Clyde Drexler’s place among the greatest Trail Blazers ever is unquestioned, but his nickname-inspiring work at the rim also deserves historical recognition. Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley put together a list of the greatest in-game dunkers in NBA history, and Drexler made the cut.
In the segment devoted to the Blazers great, Buckley explained that Drexer’s fluid style shouldn’t discount the physicality that was on display.
His hang time could be measured by an hourglass. Once he lifted off, air traffic control had time to land several other aircrafts before clearing his runway.
It’s easy to equate Drexler with grace since he made the aerial art form look so easy. But remember, he played in an era defined by size, strength and physicality, and he dunked on many of the league’s biggest, strongest and most physical players.
Shawn Kemp, Julius Erving and Michael Jordan were also listed alongside Drexler as historical inclusions.
You can read Buckley’s full post at Bleacher Report.