This card makes me nostalgic for a number of reasons. For one, it shows the Vancouver Grizzlies, who didn’t last so long in Canada (moved to Memphis in 2001). And more importantly it’s of Bryant Reeves, Big Country, an NBA legend, if only because of his nickname.
Reeves was out of the league before the end of the 2001-02 season due to chronic back pain.
Would the Grizzlies have been able to make it in Canada if Big Country’s health didn’t take a turn for the worse in 1998? Maybe.
Hoops Addict has a good read on Big Country if you’re looking for more.
Oh, and this post kicks off at Giant White Man Week at the Cardboard Kingpin.