Bryant Reeves was a big man from a tiny town (Gans, Oklahoma) who dominated at Oklahoma State and wound up a top-10 NBA pick (ahead of such perhaps literal immortals Kurt Thomas and Theo Ratliff). He thrived briefly in Vancouver before injuries ended his career. He moved back to Gans, where he took up ranching. Today he turns 37. Happy birthday, Big Country.

Bryant Reeves was a big man from a tiny town (Gans, Oklahoma) who dominated at Oklahoma State and wound up a top-10 NBA pick (ahead of such perhaps literal immortals Kurt Thomas and Theo Ratliff). He thrived briefly in Vancouver before injuries ended his career. He moved back to Gans, where he took up ranching. Today he turns 37. Happy birthday, Big Country.