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Clyde Drexler talks about being a member of the 'Dream Team' and the NBA Finals.
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NBA hall of Famer Clyde Drexler joins a line right now they -- Canada has gone on delighted to be here. Think that a tougher spot right now who's rooting hardest against this final the people of Seattle when people in Cleveland. But. -- -- -- -- The people of Seattle eight Oklahoma City and the people of Cleveland of course paper -- But do you if you had to pick one no I mean who's got the bigger beef at this moment. No problems so it's. Problems that become available franchise Q do you do the people of Seattle really exist. Could definitely have a game to go to that lead to Cleveland -- -- have their team to root for and eventually they will have a decent game. President and Seattle they have nothing you know arena they have no team. They have no history. Yes I agree with you I think -- Cleveland has something to hang their hat on with Tyree Irving with Byron Scott the got a team there yeah that. That's another. A cloud dress a member of the nights now -- you dream team that documentary clouds coming out tomorrow. And one thing about one thing about the document or the people our -- that end is this intra squad scrimmage but you guys had in 92 do you remember that scrimmage. I do remember there of scrimmage briefly. There was a great moment Gaza competing. It was a lot of fun. Was it to us. Memo but it was it was not -- quality competitive but it was just you know. But you know to attack prepared coaches and players -- -- -- prepare themselves to get ready for the games it was a very Nomar. When you're in the middle of a game like that do you realize the context of it you realize like you think about while this story will be telling. You know my kids my family for years to come. Absolutely does this -- is so busy thinking about what you need to do to try to win that -- scrimmage. Besides you probably have ten things that they know you are hurting you that you -- that you focus in on sort of -- -- what's actually occurring. Who took that's scrimmage the most seriously. Do you know what -- did it mean. It'd be I'd be hard pressed to tell you I can tell you didn't take it as seriously -- -- the -- Guys like Chris -- just good Larry Bird myself hoped. What -- they replayed every practice the way we do it to prepare ourselves for the game and that is some guys who were jaw advantage other. They were probably taken it a little bit more seriously. The biggest trash talker and a team. -- -- outside talkative guys who like to just instigate a little bit. You know if you if you ever round -- to go -- you know he's gonna keep -- gladly -- companies got something going on a and Michael Jordan pretty much the same way. They're competitive guys. I'm -- Clyde Drexler NBA hall of Famer member of the 1992 dream team the documentary. Is on NB ATV tomorrow at 9 PM -- you guys basic cruised through the 92 Olympics mean which. What -- the games on it all or was it just you know just complete blow was that just boring. The game -- a lot of fond of any time you win it's a lot of fun to. Some -- do more -- complete blow out and just not competitive. For the most part they all were competitive but we -- team just played so well. That team had Belichick had -- versatility. And that's shot blocking and good defense. Transitions skills. And so everyone and that he wasn't what the leaders knew how to play the game and that's why we're still talking about it twenty years later. Did you get any sense back then that the international game would grow to the point that has today. -- out because you know every every country wanted to improve their standing in the sport of basketball. And so the USA has been a leader in that department for many many years and so our coaches players of NBA have for many years kind of help. To trying to. Dallas Cuban national competitiveness by going out there and given that camps and clinics and working with the younger players. I do one of the last players actually picked for that team did you go into the at the Olympics -- have a chip on your shoulder. I had a couple months showed every day believe me. I don't -- I have taken my team to the final. But running for MVP of the league and and now the question people would ask his. Why you're not selected -- -- -- -- when you get a guy like Magic Johnson who didn't play that year. And Larry Bird was having chronic back injury problems with. Go to the bigger question advance it for about two or three months failure was very wise you know military. There of course my answer is going to say you can't worry about things that you don't control. Lured by the NBA season and that solid that I could control. When you got there did you go into those game and I would be the leading score every single night. Not at all would not have Daughtry. You know. Anybody that came could have been in -- -- they wanted to be in the united on any given game. So -- usually -- -- you gonna get the ball he's going to be different issue but if not we're gonna make took capacity open guy. And we're gonna exploit their defense because we want to make -- -- simple. You were so competitive with a guy like Michael Jordan throughout your professional career. When you get those type situations that you guys buddies -- going for Beers and what's the what's the balance I. They were were teammates at the. You can put a lot of other -- aside from the the NBA season. You know it's really hard to do that because we're both very competitive and these -- guys you know. Back in the day which I don't think of the same today guys back in the -- -- you really like our competitive we've certainly respected them. You because you have so many wars against -- to fight you know. -- prevailed -- -- really like them and so that that was motivation to play harder against them when you played against. But now guys -- Kiffin had to give it up against your opponent. You know we just weren't taught that way we were taught to respect them but certainly you don't have to like. I've read I get rid Jack McCallum on and last are one -- he said that was that. After John Stockton got hurt you know that the there was a get a push from the public may be -- have Isiah Thomas on that team but he said the players. Didn't want Isaiah Thomas on that team your member of that. Yeah I do remember that event and I'll always wondered what players. Because they've never actually I I think when you get players to give other players you got a real problem you should never let players pick who's on the team because it's. You know you may not like two guys that they're considered because -- he'd probably be Q are you the good competitor. That's his job to play hard and so you can't hate him because he's a good competitor. It's not your job as a player to pick the players so. Whenever you have a sister -- it's a flawed system. And I've never bought into that it's up to the governing body -- the best players possible. But that particular team. Don't -- -- and I don't care who doesn't like anybody is not their job we don't care ghetto. If they asked you. About Isaiah Thomas what would you set. My out of sight before they picked me to take because I've answered a question for about two months. (%expletive) you know -- poor guys that should have been on a team already including myself guys like Isaiah. Dominic James Worthy how do you not put those four guys on the team and that's why do you keep asking me do I think it will make detained. And so that goes to my questions before actually were selected. -- -- Gold medal there of safety deposit box safely tucked away probably have a look at -- since 1992. You don't take it out where to parties. Not yet done so Bob might do in the future growth. How what -- without. Why -- why do you keep it and they want to have a around the house or something. God you're afraid you -- -- But increased and my break him. No no you just made this places. Where would you misplaced it. Well -- guess that's the problem never lose anything. I I have I'm not sure I can I leave a gold medal on my couch cushion you hopeless. -- -- I don't -- -- motel and and. I -- we have the NBA finals coming up Oklahoma City vs Miami would you like in the series. Like both teams tremendously and I both. A well coached they're definitely deserves to be there I got excellent players. Probable -- medal victory that can score lots of points. And it's going to be the most exciting game the whole NBA season because he got Harden Westbrook and Durant. Going against him the next best going to recent and bosh. LeBron and there's going to be very difficult because with a very young and hungry. Do experience the experience so -- he's gonna win out in the end. Because they were their last season they played together they they know. They've been to that situation before and they've they've had failure so they gonna be a little bit more motivated to make sure that that doesn't happen again. Whereas with under will be there for the first time. And they're just going to be happy to be there and I think going to be the heat in six. It's not like you got continued success. And a great group dream team ever -- best model. Have you got a I sit on a team -- -- you -- a great the first team as the greatest team. All right you know I agree with you about not buy you one bit. Of course not that I live -- that's Clyde Drexler. NB -- fame of the dream team documentaries on NB ATV tomorrow night at 9 PM and I think he's right I think your original teams still the best team.