Clyde Drexler, Portland Trail Blazers
Was it Clyde Drexler’s fault that he finished second to Jordan in the 1992 MVP voting? Of course not, he just went out and had a good year. His game put him in the discussion of the league’s best shooting guard.
When the two guards matched up in the 1992 Finals Jordan was on a mission to personally destroy Drexler for having the audacity to come in second and take 12 first-place votes. Drexler’s teammate, Danny Ainge later said it was like watching “an assassin who comes to kill you, then cut your heart out.”