A trailer for a documentary about former NBA big man Bryant Reeves has officially launched. Reeves’ was a top pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the former Vancouver Grizzlies. After a few good seasons, Reeves signed a lucrative $61.5 million contract. He would never live up to it, as weight and back issues caused an early retirement in 2001.
The trailer details a super-fan’s search for Reeves, who disappeared after his retirement. The big seven-foot tall center, who was nicknamed “Big Country” by his college roommate, is now a staple in Grizzlies lore as a mysterious player who captured the fans’ attention. Here is the trailer for the 40-minute documentary.
Reeves garnered a cult-following in the 90’s with his enormous stature and fitting nickname. His rookie season, Reeves averaged 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game to earn All-Rookie status. “Big Country” got even better in his next two seasons, averaging over 16 points per game. However it was downhill from there, prompting the early retirement.
Man, those old Grizzlies uniforms exemplify the 90’s. It is safe to say that Bryant Reeves would not look nearly as good in the new Grizzlies uniforms.