In Remembrance – Big Country

Bryant “Big Country” Reeves was the first of many massively failed projects (e.g. Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Steve Francis, Mike Bibby, and Jason Williams to name a few) that the Grizzlies franchise attempted during brief stint in the Pacific Northwest.  Nonetheless, I have anecdotal evidence from friends of the Vancouver area that still remember Big Country fondly for his Chris Mullen hair cut, lumbering ability to under-perform in the paint, and of course being a white dude on an NBA team, always a good/necessary aspect when trying to sell a basketball team to a predominantly Caucasian region.  Anyways, this autographed, game worn jersey of Big Country’s was on sale/auction on eBay for $435.  I gave a good 3-7 minutes of consideration to make a bid, even going so far as to concede cutting down on next week’s grocery funds to do so.  Needless to say, I had to let it go…


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