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Davidgta1
06-27-2012, 08:10 PM
HOUSTON (AP) Clyde Drexler is denying that he made negative statements attributed to him about Magic Johnson in a book about the Dream Team.

In Jack McCallum's book, "Dream Team," Drexler said that Johnson only earned a spot on the Olympic team and the MVP award in the 1992 All-Star game out of pity resulting from his HIV diagnosis the previous year. Drexler is quoted as saying, "Everybody kept waiting for Magic to die. Every time he'd run up the court, everybody would feel sorry for the guy."

Drexler said in a phone interview on Wednesday that the quotes attributed to him are "totally ludicrous." In a statement released through the Houston Rockets, Drexler says he would've never said those things and that Johnson is one of his closest long-time friends. http://m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/drexler-denies-gave-quotes-magic-book-232543732--spt.html?orig_host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=US&.lang=en-US

StarvingKnick22
06-27-2012, 09:30 PM
OMG READ THE BOOK and find out. And if it was in the Book BURN THE WRITER! situation handled

MadBomber
06-28-2012, 12:39 AM
From what I hear, the author Jack McCallum is a credible writer and would not take quotes out of context. But who knows what the actual situation is?

asandhu23
06-28-2012, 09:25 AM
writers write **** in their books all the time to create controversy and increase sales.

GrumpyOldMan
06-28-2012, 09:33 AM
McCallum is completely credible. He is not going to jeopardize a fine career as a sports writer by making things up. It's more likely to me that Drexler saw the way he came off and is now claiming it all to be a lie.

itson
06-29-2012, 09:38 PM
"out of pity", right.. I don't think Drexler would spit out some crap like that, Magic showed that he deserved to be on the dream team!

MadBomber
06-29-2012, 11:50 PM
mccallum is completely credible. He is not going to jeopardize a fine career as a sports writer by making things up. It's more likely to me that drexler saw the way he came off and is now claiming it all to be a lie.

+1

Chronz
06-30-2012, 12:23 AM
Drexler has gotten fined for his on air comments before, and as much as I like the guy, he can come off as classless/clueless sometimes. I believe Jack