Clyde Drexler Believes Houston Would’ve Beat The 1995 Bulls ‘Like They Stole Something’ (VIDEO)
Back In May of this year, TNT’s Kenny Smith said that the 1994 Houston Rockets would have beaten a Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls squad in the NBA Finals, even if Michael Jordan hadn’t retired.
“Oh we would’ve beat them,” Smith told the Scoop B Radio Podcast. “And actually everyone forgets he was playing the second year, he was wearing No. 45 and the team they lost to, the Orlando Magic, we swept them,” Smith said. “We were that much better than them that year, [and] they lost to them.”
Smith wasn’t the only player on the squad that feels this way. Add Smith’s Houston teammate, Clyde Drexler, to that list.
“We would’ve beat them like they stole something,” Clyde Drexler told Scoop B Radio.
After playing in the Phi Slamma Jamma era (at the University of Houston) with college teammate Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde would join his friend in the pros and they would go on to win a championship together by defeating Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, and the Orlando Magic in the 1995 Finals.
“The thing is – think about it – the team that beat them with Michael,” Drexler added, “was the Orlando Magic, and we swept the Magic. But I love Michael, tell him I love him, tell him I said hello.”