1995, Bryant “Big Country” Reeves is drafted number 6 overall in the NBA Draft. During his days as a star at Oklahoma State, Reeves started to get the attention of sneaker enthusiasts by wearing a plethora of Nike Basketball classics like the Air Uptempo.
Warner Brothers. Yeah, that’s right. WARNER BROTHERS. What’s even crazier is that he isn’t the only player to do so! Yep, Glen Rice also signed to wear WB sneakers. It must have been the visions of Space Jam that danced in their heads.
Regardless, Reeves’ NBA career was short lived, not due lack of skill, at one point he was averaging 17 points a game and 8 rebounds, but injuries got the best of him. Hmmm, perhaps it was the shoes.
Happy birthday, Big Country.
Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with nearly 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector and Sneaker News. Helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, and StockX better connect with their consumers. He’s an avid San Francisco Giants fan, Allen Iverson fan, and owns way too many sneakers for his own good.