Posted by Media Outrage on June 27th, 2012
Well got damn Clyde, tell us how you really feel why don’t you!
Via Yahoo BallDon’tLie:
We’ve had a copy of Jack McCallum’s fantastic Dream Team bio in our hands for nearly a month now, and as you’d expect the book is an absolutely brilliant and engaging read. We’ve been chomping at the bit to send little snippets from the book your way via Ball Don’t Lie or Twitter, but we were asked very kindly to back off on releasing excerpts until we were allowed to discuss the book with its author in anticipation of its release on July 10. And, in news I’m giddy to pass along, we will be talking with Jack and detailing the book in greater detail with its author when Dream Team comes out. In the meantime, the folks at Random House have allowed Deadspin to release a snippet of McCallum’s book, and us to snip up that snippet. Because what a snippet it is.
In it, Clyde Drexler (who you may know as the guy that annoys the heck out of you while calling Houston Rocket games on League Pass) absolutely destroys Magic Johnson for both his inclusion on the Dream Team, Magic’s own play, and Johnson winning the 1992 All-Star Game MVP. I suppose Drexler really is the poor man’s Michael Jordan:
“Magic was always…” And Drexler goes into a decent Magic impression: “‘Come on, Clyde, come on, Clyde, get with me, get with me,’ and making all that noise. And, really, he couldn’t play much by that time. He couldn’t guard his shadow.”
“But you have to have to understand what was going on then. Everybody kept waiting for Magic to die. Every time he’d run up the court everybody would feel sorry for the guy, and he’d get all that benefit of the doubt. Magic came across like, ‘All this is my stuff.’ Really? Get outta here, dude. He was on the declining end of his career.”
Drexler had played exquisitely in the 1992 All-Star Game in Orlando, although the MVP award eventually went to Magic, who had been added by Commissioner Stern as a special thirteenth player to the Western Conference roster. “If we all knew Magic was going to live this long, I would’ve gotten the MVP of that game, and Magic probably wouldn’t have made the Olympic team.”
Mediaoutrage- Wow! that’s just some F’d up stuff to say about somebody. In the words of Mark Jackson…”Come On Clide You’re Better Than That!”