Clyde Drexler reveals why he hasn’t watched ‘The Last Dance’
Portland Trail Blazers legend Clyde Drexler is one of the many players featured in “The Last Dance” docuseries as one of Michael Jordan’s rivals. As it turns out, however, Drexler has yet to see a single episode of the groundbreaking series.
According to Drexler, his hesitation to watch “The Last Dance” stems from being on the wrong end of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ historic quest to win six titles in eight years:
“I didn’t watch it. I lived it,” Drexler told Mark Medina of USA TODAY Sports with a laugh. “Hopefully down the road, I’ll get some opportunities to do that.”
Drexler is keeping a window open, though. Perhaps he’d be able to get to watching “The Last Dance” sometime in the future, once he gets more free time on his hands. After all, any fan of the sport would be hard-pressed not to appreciate the show and the greatness of MJ it brings forth.
It is worth noting, however, that Jordan himself took a shot at Drexler in “The Last Dance.” Jordan said that he “took offense” to being compared to Drexler, which the Blazers legend takes with a grain of salt:
“Everyone has a healthy respect for each other at this stage of their life,” Drexler said. “You have to take it in perspective. We were truly competitive. I haven’t seen (the documentary). So I don’t know how to respond to your question. But I have a lot of respect for Michael and Magic. I wish them nothing but well.”
Drexler appears to be implying here that he has put everything in the past and that he does not hold any grudges against Jordan. Then again, the fact that he hasn’t actually watched “The Last Dance” seems to prove otherwise.
While Drexler hasn’t watched “The Last Dance,” he’ll likely be watching “Rip City Revival,” a documentary about his Blazers.