Rick Barry Biography

Richard Francis Dennis "Rick" Barry III is an American retired professional basketball player. Some longtime NBA observers consider him to be one of the greatest small forwards of all time as a result of his uncanny ability to score, acute court vision, knowledge and execution of team defense principles, tenacious and ofttimes demanding will to win and unorthodox but highly accurate underhanded free throw shooting. Barry is among the few elite players who altered their games without losing effectiveness. He broke into the professional ranks as a dominant scorer and consistent rebounder before he became a primary ball distributor and lethal perimeter threat, a move away from the basket that was prompted in part by a major knee injury sustained in the 1968-69 season.

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, ABA and NBA in scoring for an individual season. His 30.5 points-per-game average in the ABA stands as the highest career total for a player in any professional league. In 1987, Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Rick Barry
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Basketball player
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
March 28, 1944 (77)
Astrological Sign:
Aries
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