NBA legend Clyde Drexler’s son, Adam Drexler, is succeeding at following his father’s footsteps. However, he is making sure to forge his own path and not having to compete with the image his dad built in NBA history.
Father and son are both very close, and Clyde Drexler has shown himself very supportive of Adam’s career. The rookie frequently posts on his social media photos with his dad, and even shares pictures from the past which show Clyde in some of his greatest NBA moments.
Though the 26-year-old is regularly related to his famous father in any public announcement, he keeps working to have a career of his own. Though he is proud of his dad’s achievements and the support he gives him, he insists on the professional route he is shaping. He wrote on a post:
“Reinvent Yourself’ words I live by now. When you are comfortable with yourself, you open the door to endless possibilities...”
A GROWING CAREER
Born in 1993, Adam Drexler started to follow his dad’s footsteps since his time at Northland Christian High School. After graduating, he went to Loyola Marymount College where he competed in 13 games and later joined the Houston Cougars, from the University of Houston, in the 2014-2015 season.
Following college, he went to play professionally in Japan for two seasons. In 2017, Adam was part of the Houston Rockets’ summer league roster, and in 2018, he worked with the Celtics’ summer league squad.
Though he was undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, he is an unrestricted NBA free agent. Adam is one of Clyde’s four children, and at 6-foot-5 tall, he is also part of Ice Cube’s The BIG3 League.
Knows as one of the greatest NBA players, Clyde Drexler was A 10 times All-Star, and he was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2004. He played for the Portland Trail Blazers (1983-1995), and drove the Houston Rockets to the championship while he played there from 1995 to 1998.
He was also a member of the USA's "Dream Team” at the 1992 summer Olympics.
In recent news, he fought back against a comment that long-time rival, Michael Jordan, said on “The Last Dance” documentary. Jordan said that he felt offended for being compared to Drexler.
Facing that comment, Clyde responded in an interview that it was an obvious posture, since it is Michael’s documentary, but he said that “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,” he added.