A Forgotten all time great …Rick Barry

When the subject of all time great players come up very seldom does the name Rick Barry come to mind. Yet this all time great in his prime would have put many of today’s players to shame. Barry played in both the ABA annd NBA. And yes he did shoot that funny underhanded shot at the free throw line but he connected to the tune of 90 percent at the line. He didn’t miss.

Listed Below is his Career highlights and awards

NBA champion (1975)
NBA Finals MVP (1975)
ABA champion (1969)
8× NBA All-Star (1966–1967 1973–1978)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1967)
4× ABA All-Star (1969–1972)
5x All-NBA First Team (1966–1968, 1974–1976)
All-NBA Second Team (1973)
4× All-ABA First Team (1969–1972)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1966)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1966)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1965)
NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
#24 Retired by the Golden State Warriors

Career NBA and ABA statistics

25,729 (24.8 ppg)


6,863 (6.7 rpg)

4,952 (4.9 apg)

So here are some of the highlights of a forgetton all time great in both the ABA and NBA …Rick Barry

Published by bklynboy59

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