Today in Sports History: December 2

By Veronica An

In 1996, Clyde Drexler achieved his 2,000th career steal during a Houston Rockets versus a Toronto Raptors game. Drexler is one of only five players in league history to achieve 2,000 steals. Drexler was selected as the 14th overall pick in the 1983 NBA draft and played for the Portland Trail Blazers until 1995. Drexler made the All-Star team during his third season and helped lead the Blazers to a 63-19 season. In 1992, Drexler was selected for the U.S. Olympic 1992 “Dream Team” where they won gold in Barcelona. Drexler was then traded to the Houston Rockets where he averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game in the 1995 NBA Finals. He retired with 2,207 steals and, as of 2008, Drexler leads all guards with a career average of 2.4 offensive rebounds per game.

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