SI: Someone called the Glide should be a good dancer, right?
Drexler: You'd like to think so. I'm going to have to work hard to retain my nickname.
SI: Your dance experience?
Drexler: There's been none. And being 6'7" with big feet doesn't help. But so far in rehearsals I've only fallen twice.
SI: Do you practice much?
Drexler: An hour-and-a-half to two hours, six days a week.
SI: You're a broadcaster for the Rockets. Do you get a hard time in NBA circles?
Drexler: I get, "I didn't know you danced, Twinkle Toes." Certainly I would do the same to them.
SI: Why do athletes do well on the show?
Drexler: If you're a real athlete, not a golfer or a baseball pitcher, you have pretty good footwork. Footwork is everything in dancing.
SI: So how will you do?
Drexler: I hope I don't fall a lot. If I do, I hope I don't break a leg.
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