Rick Barry

Richard Francis Dennis Barry III. ( Born March 28, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey ) is a retired American professional basketball player. Between 1965 and 1980 he played for ten years in the NBA with the teams of the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, and four years in the ABA with the Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps and New York Nets. Barry is 2,01 m tall and played on the position of small forward.

After he was appointed to the NBA All- Rookie Team as a Rookie of the Year as late as 1966, Barry 1967 was the first star of the NBA, who joined in the competition league ABA. In the NBA so he was extremely unpopular, and never won later in the NBA, despite great achievements, the award for the best player (MVP). In 1975, he won with the Warriors to the NBA championship and was awarded the title of MVP of the Finals. Barry is the only player who led the NCAA, ABA and NBA as a scorer. He was four times appointed to an All- NBA First Team five times, and in an All -ABA First Team. In addition, he was elected in his career twelve times in an All-Star team (eight times in the NBA and four times in the ABA).

On 5 May 1987, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

His four sons Brent, Scooter, Jon and Drew were also successful basketball player.