Greatest Trail Blazer: #1 Drexler Vs. #1 Lucas
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  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 11/14/2011 4:11 PM

    Who should advance?
    #1 Clyde Drexler (16)
    #1 Maurice Lucas (7)

    #1 Clyde Drexler vs. #1 Maurice Lucas

    No. 22 Clyde Drexler | Shooting Guard | 6-7 | 222 lbs

    Career Stats As A Trail Blazer: 34.1 mpg, 20.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 5.7 apg, 2.1 spg, 1.46 bpg .478 FG %, .303 3 PT %, .789 FT %

    “Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I see Clyde Drexler.” Michael Jordan on Drexler, taken from BlazerMania.

    When the greatest player to ever lace ‘em up is saying he sees you when he looks at himself in the mirror, you know you’re one of the best there’s ever been. While Clyde was second to Jordan during his illustrious career, he is second to none when it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Glide is the franchise leader in points (18,040), rebounds (5,339), steals (1,795), second in assists (4,101), and sixth in blocked shots (594). When it comes to the postseason, Drexler’s statistical stronghold on the record books is just as tight, leading in every statistical category but two (3 PT shooting, Blocks). His eight All-Star appearances are double the next closest competitor (Wicks, Sidney) and he’s been named a member of the All-NBA team four times -- twice as many as any other Trail Blazer. However, there is one chink in Clyde’s armor.  Although he led the Trail Blazers to two Finals appearances in a span of three seasons, Drexler was unable to deliver a championship to Portland. So it all comes down to what you, the fans, value more. A ring or the greatest all-around career Rip City has ever seen.

    Schonely Speaks:
    "THE best. Could do it all. He was outstanding in all phases of the game. An NBA all-star."

    Photo Gallery: Clyde Drexler Through The Years

    No. 20 Maurice Lucas | Power Forward | 6-9 | 215

    Career Stats As A Trail Blazer: 29.7 mpg, 15.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.81 spg, 0.72 bpg, .461 FG %, .125 3 PT %, .763 FT %

    Written By Aaron Grossman
    Maurice Lucas wouldn’t win this competition on paper, although he would, and has, done very well thanks to three NBA All-Star appearances, an All-NBA Team nomination and two NBA All-Defensive Team nods. But the Trail Blazers are who they are based largely on the performance of one team, one time – and that team was led by Lucas. Led by Lucas in scoring, yes, if that’s how you’re making your vote. But also led by Lucas in heart, hustle and will. Players like Lucas are why it’s called the Most Valuable Player Award, not the Most Outstanding Player. Just six months after Portland’s 1975-76 squad wrapped up a 37-win, playoff-less season without Lucas, the Enforcer and his team played the first game of what became one of the most magical seasons in NBA history and changed the franchise forever. A vote for Maurice Lucas is a vote for Portland’s MVP.

    Schonely Speaks:
    "The Enforcer. You never wanted to mess with him. Powerful. And could do it all. I miss him to this day."

    Photo Gallery: Maurice Lucas Through The Years

    The polls will stay open for one week. The player with the most votes will move onto the next round. Who should advance in this matchup and why?

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  1. mbmurr1
    Posts: 530

    Posted 11/14/2011 6:46 PM

    sorry Maurice! Clyde and Bill In The Final!
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  1. BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 11/15/2011 10:25 AM

    Will all due respect to Mo, Clyde moves on.  A fitting tribute to Luke that he got this far on toughness, character and leadership.  Miss ya!
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 11/15/2011 1:59 PM

    Nice try Grossman, but it's all about Clyde The Glide. The numbers speak for themselves!
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 11/15/2011 11:10 PM

    Clyde is the most fantastic basketball player to wear a Blazer uniform. Drexler conquered most all that stood before him. But while winning many battles, you need good command to win the war. That's why Lucas gets my vote. Maurice Lucas was Portland's leader and a true World Champion.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. BlazerBear
    Posts: 97

    Posted 11/16/2011 10:57 AM

    Definitely Drexler. I personally think Drexler's team ran into much tougher competition during their title chases than the 1977 one did, which is why I don't fault him for not bringing a title back to the Rose City. I mean, in any other year that 1992 team wins it all, but there was some guy named Jordan who stood in the way of us and so many other legends (Barkley, Stockton, Malone).
    I am a fan of J.J. Hickson Making SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays On A Nightly Basis!
  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 11/21/2011 9:34 AM

    Congrats to the Glide for the Final Four victory. Mo put up a valiant effort but in the end, Drexler pulled away, advancing to the finals!
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