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THE BIGGEST MAN ON CAMPUS
Curry Kirkpatrick
March 02, 1987
North Carolina's 6'9" J.R. Reid may be only a freshman, but he is in the upper class of college basketball
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March 02, 1987

The Biggest Man On Campus

North Carolina's 6'9" J.R. Reid may be only a freshman, but he is in the upper class of college basketball

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Off the court, J.R. is impeccably turned out and fastidious to a T. Before one home game he was in the basketball office asking a secretary to repair his suspenders. "Myself, I think the hair...his look...is nice, stylish," says Kenny Smith, a fashion plate himself. "When J.R. has his suit on, he's all GQ.

"Know what impressed me most, though?" Smith continues. "Most freshmen come in and think they're pretty good. But they don't want to play. When J.R. got to school, the first thing he asked me was 'Where can we play?' "

The answer to that should have been obvious. Anywhere HERRRRR-MAN, uh, J.R., Reid wants to.

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