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Rick Barry

Richard Francis Dennis "Rick" Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is considered by many veteran basketball observers to be one of the greatest pure small forwards of all time as a result of his very precise outside shot, uncanny court vision, knowledge and execution of team defense principles, tenacious and ofttimes demanding will to win, and unorthodox but accurate underhanded free throw shooting.[1][2] Barry is one of the few elite players who altered their games without losing effectiveness; he broke into the professional ranks as a rebounder and all-purpose scorer before he became a primary ball distributor and lethal perimeter threat.

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. In 1987, Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.[3]

Barry also 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 the prize fighter of motion picture fame who was at his best in the face of long odds. Prior to entering the NBA, he played college basketball at the University of Miami.

Biography

Early years and college career

Barry grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey and was an All-American basketball player for the University of Miami, where he starred for three seasons. While at Miami, Barry met his wife Pamela, the daughter of Hurricanes head coach Bruce Hale. 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. Barry is one of just two basketball players to have his number retired by the school.[4]

Barry was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors with the second pick of the 1965 NBA Draft.

Professional playing career

San Francisco Warriors

In Barry's first season in the NBA with the Warriors, the team improved from 17 to 35 victories. In the All-Star Game one season later, Barry erupted for 38 points as the West team stunned the East squad, which featured Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell and head coach Red Auerbach 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.

Nicknamed the "Miami Greyhound" by longtime San Francisco-area broadcaster Bill King 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 1967 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.

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 Bruce Hale, then his father-in-law. The three-year contract offer from Pat Boone, the singer and team owner, was estimated to be worth $500,000, with Barry saying "the offer Oakland made me was one I simply couldn't turn down" and that it would make him one of basketball's highest-paid players.[5] The courts ordered Barry to sit out the 1967-68 campaign before he starred in the ABA, upholding the validity of the reserve clause in his contract.[6] The ensuing negative publicity cast Barry in a negative light, portraying him as selfish and money-hungry. However, many NBA players at the time were looking at jumping to the ABA for more lucrative contracts. Barry would star in the ABA, twice averaging more than 30 points per game.

Oakland Oaks

After the 1966-67 season, Barry became one of the first NBA players to jump to the American Basketball Association when he signed with the Oakland Oaks. In the ABA's first season, the Oaks were the only ABA team located in the same market as an NBA team (the Warriors). The Warriors went to court and prevented Barry from playing for the Oaks during the 1967-68 season. Barry instead worked on Oaks radio broadcasts during the ABA's first season.

During the 1968-69 season Barry suited up for the Oaks and averaged 34 points per game. He also led the ABA in free throw percentage for the season (a feat he repeated in the 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons). However, on December 27, 1968, late in a game against the New York Nets, Barry and Kenny Wilburn collided and Barry tore ligaments in his knee. He tried to play again in January but only aggravated the injury and sat out the rest of the season, only appearing in 35 games as a result. Despite the injury Barry was named to the ABA All-Star team. The Oaks finished with a record of 60-18, winning the Western Division by 14 games over the second place New Orleans Buccaneers. In the 1969 ABA Playoffs the Oaks defeated the Denver Rockets in a seven game series and then defeated New Orleans in the Western Division finals. In the finals the Oaks defeated the Indiana Pacers 4 games to 1 to win the 1969 ABA Championship.

The Oaks' on-court success had not translated into solid attendance. The team averaged 2,800 fans per game. Instead of remaining in Oakland for another season to see if the championship would draw fans, the team was sold by owner Pat Boone and relocated to Washington, DC for the 1969-1970 season.

Washington Caps

Barry played the 1969-1970 season with the ABA's Washington Caps. Barry did not like the move and refused to report to the team, at one point commenting, "If I wanted to go to Washington, I'd run for President!" He missed the first 32 games before the ABA forced him to join the team. The Caps played in the Western Division, making for a grueling travel schedule. The Caps finished 44-40, claiming third place in the Western Division. Appearing in only 52 games due to his holdout, Barry finished the season with 1,442 points, second best in the ABA (27.7 points per game). The Denver Rockets defeated the Caps, 4 games to 3, in the Western Division semifinals. As the seventh and deciding game drew to a close, Barry was ejected for fighting with Rockets players.

Virginia Squires

The Washington Caps became the Virginia Squires after the 1969-1970 season, but traded Barry to the New York Nets in September 1970, just before the next season began, in exchange for draft picks and cash. Known for his intense, demonstrative personality, the outspoken Barry was no stranger to controversy in the new league. Featured on the August 24, 1970 cover of Sports Illustrated in a Squires jersey,[7] 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. On September 1, 1970, the Squires traded Barry to the New York Nets for a draft pick and $200,000. The negative comments were not the primary reason; rather, Squires owner Earl Foreman was still bogged down by financial troubles and sold Barry to help meet his expenses.

New York Nets

After the Squires dealt Barry to the New York Nets, he played in only 59 games in the 1970-71 season due to a knee injury but still made the ABA All Star team. He repeated as an ABA All Star during the 1971-72 season. During the 1970-71 season he led the league in scoring (29.4 points per game) and led the league again in 1971-72 with 31.5 points per game. In both of those years he also led the ABA in free throw percentage as he had in 1968-69. Barry also became the ABA record holder for most consecutive free throws in one game with 23.

In the 1970-71 season the Nets finished 40-44, good for fourth place in the Eastern Division and a place in the 1971 ABA Playoffs. The Virginia Squires defeated the Nets 4 games to 2 in the Eastern Division semifinals. The 1971-72 Nets finished the season at 44-40, making the 1972 ABA Playoffs by claiming third place in the Eastern Division, 24 games behind the 68-16 Kentucky Colonels. In the Eastern Division semifinals the Nets shocked the ABA by defeating the Colonels 4 games to 2. The Nets then eked out a 4 game to 3 victory over the Virginia Squires in the Eastern Division finals. The Nets were then edged by the Western Division champion Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2, in the 1972 ABA Finals.

On June 23, 1972 a United States District Court judges issued a preliminary injunction to prohibit Barry from playing for any team other than the Golden State Warriors after his contract with the Nets ended. On October 6, 1972 the Nets released Barry and he signed with Golden State.

Golden State Warriors

Barry then returned to the NBA, with the Golden State Warriors. As the cumulative effects of knee problems began to take their toll, he gradually moved his game away from the basket. Two seasons later (1974–75) the Warriors captured the division crown and 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). The Warriors executed a four-game sweep of Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld and the Washington Bullets in the NBA Finals. The Bullets had posted a league-high 60 victories, 12 more than the Warriors total in the regular season. Barry was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.

The next season, the Warriors drafted Gus Williams to play point guard and began to utilize the talents of Phil Smith more at shooting guard. Barry's scoring average dipped to 21.8 ppg, but the Warriors finished with the NBA's best record at 59-23 and were heavy favorites to return to the NBA Finals. However, the Warriors were upset in the Western Conference finals by the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors won 49 games the next season (1976-77) with Barry, Smith, and Williams sharing scoring and ball-handling, but were ousted in the second round by the Los Angeles Lakers. Reportedly, Barry and Williams clashed over ball-handling [8], and Williams was traded after the season to the Seattle SuperSonics. Barry played one more season with the Warriors before leaving as a free agent for the Houston Rockets.

Houston Rockets

Barry closed his career with the Houston Rockets, playing through the 1979-80 NBA season. Barry was signed by the Rockets as a free agent before the 1978-79 season. The league awarded John Lucas to the Warriors as compensation. Now in the twilight of his career, he pioneered the "point forward" position as a ball distributor (passing for a career-high 502 assists) and three-point threat. Until the arrival of Larry Bird, Barry, John Havlicek, and Billy Cunningham were the only players in NBA history to pass for more than 500 assists while primarily playing the forward position. 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.

Later years

During the 1990s he coached the Cedar Rapids Sharpshooters of the Global Basketball Association[9] and the Continental Basketball Association, guiding the Fort Wayne Fury to a 19-37 win-loss record in 1993-94. In 1998 and 1999, he served as head coach of the New Jersey ShoreCats of the United States Basketball League. Former Warriors teammate Clifford Ray was his top assistant.

Barry finished 2nd in his division at the 2005 World Long Drive Championship.[10]

Broadcasting career

Barry was among the first professional basketball players to make a successful transition to the broadcasting profession. He began broadcasting during the 1967-68 season broadcasting Oakland Oaks games because of contractual matters that kept him off of the court. Barry 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.

During Game 5 of the 1981 NBA Finals, while working as a CBS analyst, Barry made a controversial comment when CBS displayed an old photo of colleague Bill Russell, who is African-American, and Barry joked that "it looks like some fool over there with that big watermelon grin".[11][12] Barry later apologized for the comment, claiming that he did not realize that a reference to watermelons would have racial overtones. Russell said that he believed Barry with regard to Barry's racial attitudes, but nonetheless, the two men are reported not to have been particularly friendly for other reasons, unrelated to that comment.[13]

CBS did not renew Barry's employment for the subsequent season, with producers later citing the overall negative tone of Barry's game commentary.[13] The next season, Barry did some broadcasting for the Seattle SuperSonics, however a plan for permanent employment fell through when Barry insisted that his then-wife be allowed to join him when the team was on the road, which would have been contrary to team policy.[13] The next year, Barry was featured in a lengthy Sports Illustrated article in which he lamented the failure of his broadcasting career to that point, as well as the fact that he'd left a reputation within NBA circles for being an unlikable person.[13]

As an announcer for TBS, Barry helped call the 1988 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.

Despite these incidents, Barry has continued broadcasting. In September 2001, he began hosting a sports talk show on KNBR-AM in San Francisco until June 2003, when KNBR paired him up with Rod Brooks to co-host a show named Rick and Rod. The show aired on KNBR until August 2006, when Barry left the station abruptly for reasons not disclosed to the public.[14] Currently, he co-hosts a basketball-related show on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Personal life

Rick Barry has four sons with his first wife Pam: Scooter, Jon, Brent and Drew, all of whom were professional basketball players. He has one daughter, Shannon. He also has a son named Canyon with his third wife, Lynn Barry. Canyon is committed to joining the Doug Wojcik-coached College of Charleston Cougars men's basketball team for the 2013–14 season as of November 9, 2011.[15]

With his son Brent winning the NBA Championship in 2005 and 2007 with the San Antonio Spurs, Rick and Brent became the second father-son duo to both win NBA Championships as players; the first was Matt Guokas, Sr. and his son, Matt Guokas, Jr.. Luke and Bill Walton became the third pair after Luke won the 2009 NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jon and Brent have likewise moved to broadcasting after retirement. Jon currently serves as a game analyst on ESPN while Brent works as a studio analyst on NBA TV.

Barry was also a member of Kappa Sigma.

Professional statistics

NBA career highs

Regular season

Stat High Opponent Date
Points 64 vs. Portland Trail Blazers [[List of National Basketball Association players with most points in a game|Template:Dts/out2]]
Points, half Template:Small 45 vs. Portland Trail Blazers Template:Dts/out2
Field goal percentage
Field goals made 30 vs. Portland Trail Blazers Template:Dts/out2
Field goals made, half Template:Small 21 vs. Portland Trail Blazers Template:Dts/out2
Field goals made, quarter 11 vs. Portland Trail Blazers Template:Dts/out2
Field goals attempted 50
Field goals attempted 49 vs. Philadelphia 76ers Template:Dts/out2
Free throws made, none missed 18—18 vs. Portland Trail Blazers Template:Dts/out1
Free throws made, none missed 18—18 vs. Washington Bullets Template:Dts/out1
Free throws made, one missed 21—22 at New York Knicks Template:Dts/out1
Free throws made 21 at New York Knicks Template:Dts/out1
Free throws made 21 vs. Baltimore Bullets Template:Dts/out1
Free throws made, half Template:Small 17 at New York Knicks Template:Dts/out2
Free throws made, quarter Template:Small 14 at New York Knicks Template:Dts/out2
Free throws attempted 25 vs. Baltimore Bullets Template:Dts/out1
Free throws attempted, quarter Template:Small 15 at New York Knicks Template:Dts/out2
Three-point field goals 8—12 vs. Utah Jazz Template:Dts/out2
Three-point field goals 7—10 vs. New Jersey Nets Template:Dts/out2
Rebounds 25 vs. Philadelphia 76ers Template:Dts/out2
Offensive rebounds
Defensive rebounds
Assists 19 at Chicago Bulls Template:Dts/out2
Assists 16 vs. Buffalo Braves Template:Dts/out2
Steals 9 vs. Buffalo Braves [[List of National Basketball Association players with most steals in a game|Template:Dts/out1]]
Steals 8 vs. Los Angeles Lakers Template:Dts/out2
Steals 8 at Cleveland Cavaliers Template:Dts/out2
Steals 7 vs. Philadelphia 76ers Template:Dts/out2
Blocked shots
Minutes played

Playoffs

Stat High Opponent Date
Points 55 vs. Philadelphia 76ers [[List of National Basketball Association players with 50 or more points in a playoff game|Template:Dts/out2]]
Points 47 vs. St. Louis Hawks Template:Dts/out2
Field goal percentage
Field goals made 22 vs. Philadelphia 76ers Template:Dts/out2
Field goals attempted 48 vs. Philadelphia 76ers Template:Dts/out2
Free throws made, none missed
Free throws made, one missed
Free throws made 15
Free throws attempted 19 at St. Louis Hawks Template:Dts/out2
Three-point field goals made 2 vs. Boston Celtics Template:Dts/out2
Three-point field goals attempted
Rebounds 12
Offensive rebounds
Defensive rebounds
Assists 14
Steals 8 vs. Seattle SuperSonics Template:Dts/out2
Steals 7 at Chicago Bulls Template:Dts/out2
Steals 7 vs. Detroit Pistons Template:Dts/out2
Blocked shots
Minutes played

50 point games

Occurred in NBA Finals
Points Opponent Home/Away Date Minutes
played
FGM FGA FTM FTA Rebounds Assists
64 Portland Trail Blazers Home [[List of National Basketball Association players with most points in a game|Template:Dts/out1]] 43 30 45 4 5 10 9
57 New York Knicks Away Template:Dts/out2 18 21 22
57 Cincinnati Royals Away Template:Dts/out2 21 15
55 Philadelphia 76ers Home [[List of National Basketball Association players with 50 or more points in a playoff game|Template:Dts/out2]] 22 48 11 19 12 5
55 Philadelphia 76ers Home Template:Dts/out2 23 49 9 10 5
55 New York Knicks Home Template:Dts/out2 19 31 17 18 9
52 Chicago Bulls Neutral Template:Dts/out2 18 16 19
51 Houston Rockets Neutral Template:Dts/out2 24 33 3 4
51 Philadelphia 76ers Home Template:Dts/out2 22 40 7
51 Philadelphia 76ers Home Template:Dts/out2 22 38 7 8
50 St. Louis Hawks Neutral Template:Dts/out2 19 12 14
50 Detroit Pistons Away Template:Dts/out2 20 10 11
50 Boston Celtics Neutral Template:Dts/out2 16 18 19
50 Cincinnati Royals Away Template:Dts/out2 19 12 13
50 Los Angeles Lakers Home Template:Dts/out2 37 21 37 8 8 9 9

Career achievements

  • Roselle Park High School - Roselle Park, New Jersey (1957–61)
    • Two-time All-State selection
  • University of Miami (1961–65)
    • Associated Press First-Team All-America (1965)
    • The Sporting News All-America Second Team (1965)
    • Consensus All-America (1965)
    • Led the nation in scoring (37.4 ppg) as a senior
  • NBA San Francisco Warriors (1965–67)
    • 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)
  • ABA Oakland Oaks (1968–69)
  • ABA Washington Caps (1969–70)
  • ABA New York Nets (1970–72)
  • NBA Golden State Warriors (1972–78)
  • NBA Houston Rockets (1978–79)
  • 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 50 Greatest Players (1996)
  • Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (1988)
  • Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey (1994)
  • University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (1976)
  • 15 games in NBA career scoring 50 or more points (5th in NBA history)
  • 115 games in professional career scoring 40 or more points — 70 NBA, 45 ABA (3rd in professional basketball history after Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan)

NBA records

Regular season

Only player in history to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring

  • Led the NCAA in scoring in 1964–65 (973 points, 37.4 ppg)
  • Led the NBA in scoring in Template:Nbay (2,775 points, 35.6 ppg)
  • Led the ABA in scoring in 1968-69 (1,190 points; 34.0 ppg)

Youngest player to score 50 points in a game: Template:Age in years and days (57 points, San Francisco Warriors at New York Knicks, Template:Dts/out2)

Youngest player to score 57 points in a game: Template:Age in years and days (57 points, San Francisco Warriors at New York Knicks, Template:Dts/out2)

  • This record stands today
  • This is the same game listed above, but points out that although James and Jennings scored 50 points at a younger age than Barry, they did not match Barry's 57 points. In fact, neither has ever scored 57 points, although Barry scored 57 again on Template:Dts/out2 at the age of Template:Age in years and days.

Three-point field goals made, game: 8, Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, Template:Dts/out1

Three-point field goal attempts, game: 12, Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz, Template:Dts/out1

Highest free throw percentage, career: .900 (3,818—4,243)

Highest free throw percentage, season: .947 (160—169) (Houston Rockets, Template:Nbay)

Consecutive free throws made: 60, Template:Dts/out1 to Template:Dts/out1

  • Broken by Calvin Murphy in February 1981

Free throws made, quarter: 14, third quarter, San Francisco Warriors at New York Knicks, Template:Dts/out1

Highest average, steals per game, by a forward, career: 1.99 (1,104/554)

Steals by a forward, season: 228 (Golden State Warriors, Template:Nbay)

Highest average, steals per game, by a forward, season: 2.85 (228/80) (Golden State Warriors, Template:Nbay)

Near miss with a quadruple-double: Golden State Warriors vs. Buffalo Braves, Template:Dts/out2

  • 30 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, and 9 steals in 43 minutes

Playoffs

Scoring 30 or more points in all games, any playoff series: 6 games, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Field goal attempts, 6-game series: 235, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Field goal attempts, game: 48, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

Field goal attempts, quarter: 17, at Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

Highest average, steals per game, career: 2.21 (106/48)

Steals, 4-game series: 14, vs. Washington Bullets, 1975 NBA Finals (3.5 spg)

Steals, 6-game series: 19, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, 1975 Western Conference Semifinals (3.2 spg)

Steals, 7-game series: 21, vs. Phoenix Suns, 1976 Western Conference Finals (3.0 spg)

  • Broken by Maurice Cheeks in 1979

Steals, game: 8, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, Template:Dts/out1

Steals, quarter: 4, second quarter, at Chicago Bulls, Template:Dts/out1

  • Tied with many other players

NBA Finals

Highest scoring average, points per game, any championship series: 40.8 (245/6), vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Scoring 30 or more points in all games, any championship series: 6 games, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Points, 4-game series: 118, vs. Washington Bullets, 1975 NBA Finals (29.5 ppg)

Points, 6-game series: 245, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals (40.8 ppg)

  • Broken by Michael Jordan in 1993

Consecutive games scoring 40 or more points: 2, Template:Dts/out1 to Template:Dts/out1

Field goals made, 6-game series: 94, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

  • Broken by Michael Jordan in 1993

Field goals made, game: 22, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, April 18, 1967

  • Tied with Elgin Baylor

Field goal attempts, 6-game series: 235, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Field goal attempts, game: 48, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

  • Also holds third (see below)

Field goal attempts, quarter: 17, at Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

Free throws made, half: 12, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

Steals, 4-game series: 14, vs. Washington Bullets, 1975 NBA Finals (3.5 spg)

All-Star

Field goal attempts, game: 27 (1967)

Steals, game: 8 (1975)

Personal fouls, game: 6, twice (1966, 1978)

Disqualifications, career: 2

Ranks 2nd in NBA history

Regular season

Points by a rookie, game: 57, San Francisco Warriors at New York Knicks, Template:Dts/out1

  • Barry also became the youngest player to score 50 points in a game at the time (see above), a record since surpassed by LeBron James and Brandon Jennings.

Field goals made, half: 21, second half, Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Template:Dts/out1

Seasons leading the league in free throw percentage: 6 (Golden State Warriors, Template:Nbay, Template:NbayTemplate:Nbay, Template:Nbay; Houston Rockets, Template:NbayTemplate:Nbay)

Consecutive seasons leading the league in free throw percentage: 3 (Golden State Warriors, Template:Nbay; Houston Rockets, Template:NbayTemplate:Nbay)

  • Trailing Bill Sharman

Playoffs

Field goal attempts, half: 24, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

Steals, half: 5, twice
5, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, Template:Dts/out1
5, first half, at Chicago Bulls, Template:Dts/out1

Finals

Points, game: 55, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

  • Tied by Michael Jordan

Field goal attempts, half: 24, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

All-Star

Field goals made, game: 16 (1967)

Ranks 3rd in NBA history

Regular season

Field goals made, game: 30, Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Template:Dts/out1

Field goals made, quarter: 11, Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Template:Dts/out1

Consecutive seasons leading the league in free throw percentage: 2 (Golden State Warriors, Template:NbayTemplate:Nbay)

Free throw attempts, quarter: 15, third quarter, San Francisco Warriors at New York Knicks, Template:Dts/out1

[[List of National Basketball Association players with most steals in a game|Steals, game: 9, Golden State Warriors vs. Buffalo Braves, Template:Dts/out1]]

Playoffs

Points, 6-game series: 245, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals (40.8 ppg)

Field goals made, 6-game series: 94, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Field goals made, game: 22, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

Steals, game: 7, twice
7, at Chicago Bulls, Template:Dts/out1
7, vs. Detroit Pistons, Template:Dts/out1

Finals

Field goal attempts, 4-game series: 99, vs. Washington Bullets, 1975 NBA Finals

Field goal attempts, game: 43, at Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1 (OT)

  • Tied by Michael Jordan

Steals, game: 5, vs. Washington Bullets, Template:Dts/out1

  • Tied with many other players

All-Star

Points, game: 38 (1967)

Ranks 4th in NBA history

Regular season

Free throws made, none missed, game: 18—18, twice
18—18, Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Template:Dts/out1
18—18, Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Bullets, Template:Dts/out1

Free throws made, half: 17, second half, San Francisco Warriors at New York Knicks, Template:Dts/out1

Steals, game: 8, twice
8, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Template:Dts/out1
8, Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers, Template:Dts/out1

Playoffs

Points, game: 55, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Template:Dts/out1

Steals, 6-game series: 17, vs. Detroit Pistons, 1976 Western Conference Semifinals (2.8 spg)

See also

References

  1. "Rick Barry Bio". NBA. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060427210241/http://www.nba.com/history/players/barry_bio.html. 
  2. Red on Roundball - Free Throws with Rick Barry
  3. "Hall of Famers". Basketball Hall of Fame. http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/tag/richard-f-rick-barry. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  4. Miami Hurricanes 2011-12 media guide. Retrieved on January 5, 2012.
  5. via United Press International. "Barry Accepts $500,000 Contract; He Quits N.B.A. for 3-Year Pact With Oakland Five", The New York Times, June 21, 1967. Accessed September 1, 2010.
  6. via United Press International. "WARRIORS UPHELD ON OPTION CLAUSE; Court Rules Barry is Bound to Club One More Year", The New York Times, August 9, 1967. Accessed September 1, 2010.
  7. Sports Illustrated covers online
  8. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1125163/5/index.htm
  9. "Barry to Coach" (AP). The New York Times. October 30, 1992. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE6DD123BF933A05753C1A964958260. 
  10. "RE/MAX World Championship's 2005". Morgan Studios. http://home.earthlink.net/~toxophilite/id16.html. 
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  12. Thornton, Jerry (September 21, 2005). "Sportscasters Gone Wild". Barstool Sports. http://www.barstoolsports.com/article/sportscasters_gone_wild/434/. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Kornheiser, Tony. (1983, April 25). "A Voice Crying In The Wilderness", Sports Illustrated
  14. "Barry leaves afternoon radio show at KNBR". San Francisco Chronicle. 2006-08-14. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/08/14/sports/s194107D04.DTL. 
  15. Canyon Barry to play at College of Charleston | barry, ramsey, college - RAMSEY - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

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NAME Barry, Rick
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Barry III, Richard Francis Dennis (full name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION American basketball player
DATE OF BIRTH March 28, 1944
PLACE OF BIRTH Elizabeth, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH


See also

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