Clyde Drexler Says Players Took Pity on Magic Johnson Because They Thought He Was Dying

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This is one of those quotes where I understand what Clyde is saying, but probably something he should have kept to himself.

Maybe kept it too real.

“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.”

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  1. So where to begin…Forget Clyde!!! I’m not only a fan of the Lakers but a fan of the sport. To say Magic couldn’t guard his shadow…..Dude how dare u!!! Stats speak for themself…when u ask folks 20 yrs and under about “Clyde the glide” they look @ u with a lost face….that says it all! Now ask em who magic is….

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