Sam Perkins didn’t actually sleep through his entire NBA career — that’s just how he looked. Looks, actually. Big Smooth seemed to have a blood pressure of roughly 12 over 2, never getting flustered, making even “Never Nervous” Pervis Ellison look like a basket case. His career was forever intertwined with the other guy in this picture — from winning an NCAA championship alongside him in 1982 to hitting a game-winning three against his Bulls in Game One of the 1991 NBA Finals. The Bulls went on to win the next four games and the title, but Smooth had made his mark. Happy birthday, Sam.

Sam Perkins didn’t actually sleep through his entire NBA career — that’s just how he looked. Looks, actually. Big Smooth seemed to have a blood pressure of roughly 12 over 2, never getting flustered, making even “Never Nervous” Pervis Ellison look like a basket case. His career was forever intertwined with the other guy in this picture — from winning an NCAA championship alongside him in 1982 to hitting a game-winning three against his Bulls in Game One of the 1991 NBA Finals. The Bulls went on to win the next four games and the title, but Smooth had made his mark. Happy birthday, Sam.