Clyde Drexler claps back at Michael Jordan after ‘The Last Dance’ diss
Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler is depicted as one of the archrivals of fellow NBA legend Michael Jordan in the final few episodes of “The Last Dance.” In the docuseries, Jordan says he was “offended” when the media compared him to Drexler, and the latter has just clapped back at Jordan with his own response.
According to Drexler, it’s all part of the game:
“That’s Michael’s documentary so obviously it’s going to be from his perspective,” Drexler said on a recent interview with the “The A-Team” on SportsTalk 790. “Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. A lot of times guys didn’t like each other from other teams, but as you get older, you’ve got to get beyond all of that and show some love and some respect for the people you played with and against.”
Drexler then went on to take a bit of a shot at Jordan, taking aim at the Chicago Bulls legend’s knack for taking matters into his own hands:
“This is a team game, it’s not one guy. You can have 50 points and 40 rebounds but if you lose, are you less of a player than anybody on the other team? No, it’s a team game.
“So I hate when people act like it’s an individual competition. I didn’t take 35 shots and get 20 free throws a night, so I wasn’t going to score 40 points a night.”
Did Drexler just insinuate that Jordan is a ballhog? Whatever the case may be, it seems that Drexler may have been more affected by Jordan’s diss than what he’s trying to project here, though he still tried to take something of a high road.
Drexler’s Blazers lost to Jordan’s Bulls in the 1992 NBA Finals, but Drexler was able to reach the NBA mountaintop when he won a title with the Houston Rockets in 1995.