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Top 5 Best Dunkers in Houston Rockets History

By Trey Oursler
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Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA legend Clyde Drexler speaks while Julius Erving looks on during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Legends Brunch at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

3. Clyde Drexler

Although Drexler was only in Houston for four seasons, he still knew how to glide through the air better than anyone of the time. He could take off from deep in the paint and hover to the slam it at the rim.

Clyde “The Glide” was in a few slam dunk contests when he was playing with the Trail Blazers at the beginning of his career, he was ousted by Kenny Walker when the event was held in Houston, Drexler’s hometown.

Luckily he came home to Houston to finish off his career averaging 19.0 points with two All-Star appearances in his four final years in Clutch City.

Drexler also started his career in Houston as he was part of the Phi Slamma Jamma along with Hakeem Olajuwon at the University of Houston. U of H gave Drexler a great oppporunity to showcase his high-flying skills from the perimeter leading to him being drafted 14th overall by Portland in 1983.

Drexler and Olajuwon will have to duke it out over who has the best nickname in a Rockets uniform, but one thing’s for sure, both of them deserve to be on this list.

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