J. R. Reid
Reid playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team in 1987–88
March 31, 1968 |
Virginia Beach, Virginia
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||247 lb (112 kg)|
|High school||Kempsville (Virginia Beach, Virginia)|
|College||North Carolina (1986–1989)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Hornets|
|Number||34, 7, 11, 31|
|1992–1996||San Antonio Spurs|
|1996||New York Knicks|
|1996–1997||Paris Basket Racing|
|1999||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,680 (8.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,381 (5.0 rpg)|
|Assists||639 (1.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Herman "J. R." Reid Jr. (born March 31, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player for several NBA teams. He is currently an assistant coach at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia.
The 6-foot 9-inch, 247-pound (2.06 m, 112 kg) Reid was born & raised in Virginia Beach. His father, Herman Reid Sr., was a former football player in the 1960s with the Baltimore Colts. JR played football himself in his early years as a defensive player ("I love to hit. I love the contact. I was good at it," he said) and his gridiron skills even caught the attention of Virginia Tech, but he decided to stick with playing basketball.
Reid starred at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, being named the 1986 Gatorade and USA TODAY player of the year. He was ranked #1 by Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports, and certified his reputation by getting 29 points in the Capital Classic, and 23 points in the McDonald's Game, being MVP of both games. One of the most highly recruited players of his time, he went on to become a top pro prospect, playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina.
After being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in first round (5th overall) of 1989 NBA draft Reid started Hi-Top Fade Records a hip hop record company based in his home town of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Hi-Top Fade Records was instrumental in launching careers of Blackstreet and The Neptunes. A long-standing feud started between Reid and fellow Virginia Beach producer Teddy Riley over royalty rights to the group Blackstreet. In February 1996 in a New York City club after a reported argument with Teddy Riley over Blackstreet royalties Reid was allegedly held down by Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat while Big Daddy Kane shaved the top of Reid's hi-top fade. The next day February 25, 1996 in a game against the Phoenix Suns A. C. Green mentioned the incident at the New York City club before Reid hit him with a vicious right elbow in the mouth during the fourth quarter of the game knocking out two of Green's teeth. Reid was suspended for two games and fined $10,000 for intentionally throwing an elbow and knocking out two of A. C. Green's teeth.
- Drafted by Charlotte Hornets in first round (5th overall) of 1989 NBA draft.
- Traded by Charlotte to the San Antonio Spurs for Sidney Green, a 1993 first-round pick and a 1996 second-round pick on December 9, 1992.
- Traded by San Antonio with Brad Lohaus and a future first-round pick to the New York Knicks for Charles Smith and Monty Williams on February 12, 1996.
- Played in France during 1996–97 season.
- Signed as a free agent by Charlotte on July 16, 1997.
- Traded by Charlotte with B. J. Armstrong and Glen Rice to the Los Angeles Lakers for Elden Campbell and Eddie Jones on March 10, 1999.
- Signed as free agent by Milwaukee Bucks on August 20, 1999.
- Traded by Milwaukee with Robert Traylor to Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team deal on June 27, 2000 (Golden State Warriors received Vinny Del Negro from Milwaukee and Bob Sura from Cleveland; Milwaukee received Jason Caffey and Billy Owens from Golden State).
- Waived by Cleveland on January 2, 2001.