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Rick Barry

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry

Profession: NBA Small Forward

United States of America

Biography: NBA observers consider him to be one of the greatest small forward of all time as a result of his uncanny ability to score, acute court vision, knowledge and execution of team defense principles, and his tenacious (and ofttimes demanding) will to win. He won the NBA Championship in 1975 with the Golden State Warriors.

Born: March 28, 1944
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Historical Events

  • 1967-01-10 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF
  • 1976-10-22 Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 1976-11-16 Rick Barry (San Francisco), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 1980-02-09 Rick Barry, Houston, is 1st in NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game

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