NBA could've been a reality for Packers linebacker Julius Peppers

It was Feb. 6, 2001, against Wake Forest when Ronald Curry, the Tar Heels quarterback/point guard, threw that lob to Julius Peppers, a forward/defensive end. Matt Doherty isn’t sure if that’s the moment he knew Peppers could play in the NBA, but even today, his former coach said the 6-foot-7 Peppers was a legitimate NBA prospect in the making. (

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