Rick Barry Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Guard for the Golden State Warriors
Rick Barry Biography
NBA legend, Rick Barry, is a retired American professionalbasketball player. He is considered by many one of the greatest pure smallforwards of all time as a result of his very precise outside shot, uncannycourt vision, knowledge and execution of team defense principles, tenacious andofttimes demanding will to win. Barry is one of the few elite players whoaltered their games without losing effectiveness; he broke into theprofessional ranks as a rebounder and all-purpose scorer before he became aprimary ball distributor and lethal perimeter threat.
Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBAin 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate AthleticAssociation (NCAA), ABA and NBA in scoring for an individual season. In 1987,Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Barry also ranks on the short list of greatest underdogplayers in basketball history, as his teams repeatedly overachieved despitemarginal talent around him. Longtime NBA writer Paul Ladewski has referred tohim as Ricky Balboa, a reference to Rocky Balboa, the prize fighter of motionpicture fame who was at his best in the face of long odds. Prior to enteringthe NBA, he played college basketball at the University of Miami.
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Posted on 17 August 2015 | 7:45 pm
NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry will be attending a fundraiser in Rapid City on September 6 to help raise funds for kids living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Barry’s incentive for making the trip was the fact that he heard these kids are very interested in the sport of basketball and wanted to do something for them to encourage the betterment of their lives. Tickets to get into...[Read More]
Posted on 30 December 2013 | 6:59 pm
NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry will be signing autographs at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 6 to 8 p.m. on January 22,2014. Tickets at the door are $40 (1 autograph) and photos of Rick Barry will be on sale for $10 each. Rick Barry is the only player ever to lead the NCAA, NBA and ABA in scoring. His name appears near the top of every all-time offensive list. He...[Read More]
Rick Barry to Speak at the 28th Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction at Humboldt State University
Posted on 20 February 2013 | 4:15 pm
One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history will speak at the 28th Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction on Sat., April 6 at Humboldt State University. Rick Barry, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame and the leader of the 1975 World Champion Golden State Warriors, will be the guest speaker at the fundraising dinner that will raise money for athletics scholarships. The auction will...[Read More]
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