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Encyclopedia > Rick Barry
Rick Barry
Position Small forward
Nickname "Greyhound"
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Born March 28, 1944 (1944-03-28) (age 63)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
High school Roselle Park High School
(Roselle Park, New Jersey)
College University of Miami
Draft 2nd overall, 1965
San Francisco Warriors
Pro career 1965–1979
Former teams San Francisco Warriors 1965-1966
Oakland Oaks 1968
Washington Caps 1969
New York Nets 1970-1971
Golden State Warriors 1972-1977
Houston Rockets 1978-1979
Awards
  • Associated Press First-Team All-America (1965)
  • The Sporting News All-America Second Team (1965)
  • Consensus All-America (1965)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1966)
  • NBA leading scorer in 1967 (35.6 ppg)
  • ABA leading scorer in 1969 (34.0 ppg)
  • NBA highest free-throw percentage 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980
  • ABA highest free-throw percentage 1969, 1971, 1972
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1967)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1973)
  • NBA Finals MVP (1975)
  • All-NBA First Team (1966, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1976)
  • Eight time NBA All-Star (1966, 1967, 1973-78)
  • ABA All-Star First Team (1969-72)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)

Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. He is considered by many veteran basketball observers to be the greatest pure small forward of all time as a result of his deadly outside shot, uncanny court vision, knowledge and execution of team defense principles, tenacious and oft-times demanding will to win and unorthodox but highly accurate style of underhand free throw shooting. Barry is among a select few players who have been able to alter their games at no loss in effectiveness, as he broke into the professional ranks as a rebounder and all-purpose points machine before he morphed into a primary ball distributer and lethal perimeter threat, yet another tribute to his sheer greatness. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Map of Elizabeth in Union County Union County Court House Elizabeth is a City in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Small highschool including courtyard,study hall,and other classes. ... Map of Roselle Park in Union County Roselle Park is a Borough located in Union County, New Jersey. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... 1965 NBA Draft Round One Round Two Categories: | ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... There have been two sports franchises based in Oakland known as the Oakland Oaks: The Oakland Oaks of minor league baseball, who played in the Pacific Coast League. ... The Washington Capitals are a National Hockey League team based in Washington, D.C. Founded: 1974 Formerly Known As: Arena: MCI Center Uniform colors: Blue and gold Logo design: Two logos: 1) The United States capitol dome, crossed hockey sticks, a puck, and the words WASHINGTON CAPITALS, and 2) A... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Map of Elizabeth in Union County Union County Court House Elizabeth is a City in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ...


Barry was an All-Pro forward for the Golden State (formerly San Francisco) Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association (ABA) from 1965-1979. “NBA” redirects here. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1965-66 NBA Season was the 20th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1978-79 NBA Season was the 33rd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA and NBA in scoring for an individual season. The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

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Against all odds

Barry ranks on the short list of greatest underdog players in basketball history, as his teams repeatedly overachieved despite marginal talent around him. Longtime NBA writer Paul Ladewski has referred to him as Ricky Balboa, a reference to Rocky Balboa, the prize fighter of motion picture fame who was at his best in the face of long odds. Paul Ladewski is an American sportswriter and columnist for Chicagos Daily Southtown. ... Rocky Balboa can refer to: Rocky Balboa (character), a fictional boxer and title character of the Rocky film series Rocky Balboa (film), the sixth installment in the aforementioned film series Category: ...


No sooner did Barry arrive to the NBA in 1965 than the San Francisco Warriors made the quantum leap from 17 to 35 victories and became an instant playoff contender. In the All-Star Game one season later, Barry erupted for 38 points as the West team stunned the heavily favored East squad, which featured head coach Red Auerbach, and players Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson and Bill Russell among other all-time greats. Later that season, Barry and company extended the mighty Philadelphia 76ers to six highly competitive games in the NBA Finals, something that Russell and the Boston Celtics could not do in the Eastern Conference playoffs. That 76ers team is considered to be one of the greatest in basketball history. In 1972, on the heels of a rather ordinary 44-win regular season, Barry and the New York Nets ousted the deeper, more talented Kentucky Colonels and Virginia Squires in the ABA playoffs before they fell to the Indiana Pacers in six games in the final round. The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... Arnold Jacob Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was a highly successful and influential basketball coach of the BAA Washington Nationals, the NBA Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the NBA Boston Celtics. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... William Felton Bill Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a retired American professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. A five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve-time All-Star, the 6 ft 9 in Russell was the... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Shortly upon his return to the NBA, Barry was never better in a leadership role than in the 1974-1975 campaign. In the Western Conference finals, with Barry as team captain, the young Warriors no-names overcame a 3-2 deficit against a veteran-laden Chicago Bulls squad. Then he led them to a dramatic four-game sweep of Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld and the Washington Bullets in the NBA Finals. The epic series remains arguably the greatest upset in professional basketball history, as the Bullets had posted a league-high 60 victories, 12 more than the Warriors total in the regular season. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Elvin Ernest Hayes (born November 17, 1945 in Rayville, Louisiana) is considered as one of the all-time great collegiate and professional basketball players. ... Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. ... Washington Bullets may refer to either the former name of the Washington Wizards basketball team or the song by The Clash, Washington Bullets (song). ...


Professional career

Often called the "Greyhound" because of his slender physical build and remarkable quickness and instincts, the 6'7" Barry won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 25.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game in the 1965-66 season. The following year, he won the NBA All-Star Game MVP award with a 38-point outburst and led the NBA in scoring with a 35.6 point per game average — which still ranks as the eighth- highest output in league annals. Teamed with star center Nate Thurmond in San Francisco, Barry helped take the Warriors to the 1967 NBA Finals, which they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in six games. Including a 55-point outburst in Game 3, Barry averaged 40.8 points per game in the series, an NBA Finals record that stood for three decades. The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... NBA minimum requirements for scoring average are 70 games played or 1400 points scored. ... The 1965-66 NBA Season was the 20th season of the National Basketball Association. ... NBA minimum requirements for scoring average are 70 games played or 1400 points scored. ... Nathaniel Nate Thurmond (born July 25, 1941, in Akron, Ohio) is rated by many one of the best defensive centers ever to play pro basketball, feared and praised by legends including Bob Pettit, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


Upset that he was not paid incentive monies that he believed due from Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli, Barry jumped to the ABA's Oakland Oaks, who offered him a lucrative contract and the chance to play for Hale, then his father-in-law. The courts ordered Barry to sit out the 1967-68 campaign before he starred in the ABA, twice averaging more than 30 points per game. With Barry as the first dominant force and marquee name in the fledging league, the eventual champion Oaks began the 1968-69 season with a remarkable 31-4 record before a knee injury cut short his debut. Franklin Mieuli was primary owner of the Golden State Warriors from 1962-1985. ...


Known for his demonstrative, hyperintensive personality, the outspoken Barry was no stranger to controversy in the new league. Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in a Virginia Squires jersey, he indicated that he would not return to the NBA if the league paid him "a million dollars a year." He also denounced the Squires, saying he did not want his kids growing up with a southern accent. Soon Barry was traded to the New York Nets before he returned to the Warriors in 1972. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Southern American English as defined by the monophthongization of to before obstruents (Labov, Ash, and Boberg 2006:126). ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The 1972-73 NBA Season was the 27th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


As the cumulative effects of knee problems began to take their tolls, Barry gradually moved his game away from the basket with similar results. After Thurmond was traded to the Chicago Bulls in return for center Clifford Ray prior to the 1974-75 campaign, Barry and the Warriors experienced a truly magical season. Considered to be no better than the third- or fourth-best team in the Pacific Division prior to the regular season, the Barry-inspired Warriors captured the division crown. Even though Barry averaged 30.6 points per game, led the league in free throw percentage (.904) and steals per game (2.9) and ranked sixth in assists per game (6.2), he was somewhat overlooked in the Most Valuable Player vote. The snub only fanned the intense competitive fire in Barry, who promptly led his team to playoff series victories against the Seattle SuperSonics and the Bulls, the latter in a tense seven-game duel. In his finest hour, Barry and the Warriors shocked the basketball world with a four-game sweep of the favored Washington Bullets in the championship series. He was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. Clifford Ray (born January 21, 1949 in Union, South Carolina) is a former professional basketball player. ... The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Barry was traded to the Houston Rockets in return for John Lucas. Now in the twilight of his career, he pioneered the "point forward" position as a ball distributer and three-point threat. He averaged 13.5 points and set a new NBA record (since broken) with a .947 free throw percentage for the season. He retired in 1980. The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... John Lucas (born John Harding Lucas II on October 31, 1953 in Durham, North Carolina) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. ...


During the 1990s he coached the Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters of the Global Basketball Association[1] and the Continental Basketball Association, guiding the Fort Wayne Fury to a 19-37 win-loss record in 1993-94. The Global Basketball Association was a minor league with various franchises in the United States. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Fort Wayne Fury was team in the Continental Basketball Association. ...


College career

Barry attended the University of Miami, where he starred for three seasons. It was there that Barry met Pam Hale, the daughter of Hurricanes head coach Bruce Hale whom he later married. As a senior in the 1964-65 campaign, Barry led the NCAA with a 37.4 points-per-game average. Barry and the Hurricanes did not take part in the NCAA Tournament, however, because the basketball program was on probation at the time. An initiated member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Barry is one of just two basketball players (along with Tim James) to have his number retired by the school. The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently over 200 chapters and colonies in North America. ... Tim James is an American born pornographic actor (porn star) who appeared in gay adult films. ...


Broadcasting career

Unusually articulate, insightful and straight-forward for his time, Barry was among the first professional basketball players to make a successful transition to the broadcasting profession. He continues to work in the field, a career that began with his own radio show in San Francisco and CBS while still an active player and then with TBS. The NBA on CBS is a former TV show that televised National Basketball Association games on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and was produced by CBS Sports. ... TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ...


During Game 5 of the 1981 NBA Finals, while working as a CBS analyst, Barry made a controversial comment when CBS posted an old photo of colleague Bill Russell's on the 1956 Olympic team: "Who’s the guy in the back row with the big watermelon smile?"[2][3] The 1981 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1980-1981 NBA season. ... William Felton Bill Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a retired American professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. A five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve-time All-Star, the 6 ft 9 in Russell was the... Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics was the fourth appearance of the sport in Olympic competition. ...


The nature of this comment was made all the more awkward when the cameras switched to a shot of the announcers seated courtside where Barry was smiling yet Russell remained sullen and silent. Barry's comments were considered to be racially insensitive (Russell is African American) and CBS did not renew Barry for the subsequent season. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


As an announcer for TBS, Barry helped call the 1987 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. During that contest, he called one of Michael Jordan's dunks a "Chinese Superman". When asked what that meant, he replied, "It's because it had a slant to it." Barry was not disciplined for his remarks.[citation needed] TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Slam Dunk Contest. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


Despite these incidents, Barry has continued broadcasting, evidence that his knowledge of the game and insightful color commentary apparently outweighs fears that his occasional slip of the tongue might be considered offensive by some viewers. Currently, he co-hosts a basketball-related show on Sirius satellite radio. Sirius (α CMa / α Canis Majoris / Alpha Canis Majoris) (IPA: ) is the brightest star in the night-time sky with a visual apparent magnitude of −1. ...


Until August 2006, Barry broadcast on KNBR-AM in San Francisco, California, a role he held from 2001.[4] He co-hosted a talk show with Rod Brooks. August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... KNBR, The Sports Leader, are the call letters associated with 680 AM in San Francisco and KTCT 1050 AM in San Mateo, California. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ...


Barry recently finished 2nd in his division at the 2005 World Long Drive Championship.[5] Long drive is an offshoot of golf which is focused on hitting a golf ball for pure distance within a target grid. ...


Basketball career

  • All-NBA First Team (1966, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1976)
  • Eight time NBA All-Star (1966, 1967, 1973-78)
  • ABA All-Star First Team (1969-72)
  • NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)

Small highschool including courtyard,study hall,and other classes. ... Map of Roselle Park in Union County Roselle Park is a Borough located in Union County, New Jersey. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Oakland Oaks were a charter team of the original American Basketball Association. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...

Basketball blood

Rick Barry has four sons, Scooter, Drew, Jon, Brent, all of whom are or have been professional basketball players. Richard Francis Scooter Barry (born August 13, 1966 in San Francisco, California) is a professional basketball player. ... Drew Barry is a professional basketball player. ... Jon Alan Barry (born July 25, 1969 in Oakland, California) is a former American professional basketball player and current television analyst for cable network ESPN.[1] Barry is the son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry, and has three brothers: Scooter, Drew, Brent, all of whom are also basketball players. ... Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ...


With his son Brent winning the NBA Championship in 2005 and 2007 with the San Antonio Spurs, Rick and Brent have become only the second father-son duo to both win NBA Championships as players; the first was Matt Guokas, Sr. and his son, Matt Guokas, Jr. Brent Robert Barry (born December 31, 1971 in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Matthew George Guokas, Sr. ... Matthew George Matt Guokas (born February 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ...


See also

NBA scoring champions were decided on total points scored through the 1968-69 season, after which points per game was used to determine the champion. ... List of National Basketball Association players who have scored 60 or more points in a single game. ... The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

Notes

  1. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE6DD123BF933A05753C1A964958260
  2. ^ Kick Out the Sports!
  3. ^ Sportscasters Gone Wild
  4. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/basketball/nba/08/14/rick.barry.ap/index.html
  5. ^ http://home.earthlink.net/~toxophilite/id16.html

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Barry explained his development as an unexpected benefit of playing in the ABA, where the skill level was beneath that of the senior league.
Barry's 64-point total was his career high and made him, at the time, only the third player to go over 63 (Chamberlain had done it 15 times, Baylor twice), although three other players would reach the same level over the next two decades.
Barry's second youngest son, Drew, played for Georgia Tech, and the youngest son, Brent, played at Oregon State and entered the NBA as the 15th overall selection of the 1995 Draft by the Denver Nuggets although his draft rights were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Rick Barry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (666 words)
Barry was an All-Pro forward for the NBA's Golden State Warriors and the New York Nets of the ABA from 1966-1979.
Barry starred in the less-talented league, twice averaging over 30 points per game, and he led the Oakland Oaks to the league championship in the 1968-1969 season.
Rick Barry was traded to the Houston Rockets in return for John Lucas.
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