1. Rick Barry is the only one to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association, ABA, and NBA in points per game in a season.
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4. In October 2021, Rick Barry was honored as one of the league's greatest players of all-time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
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5. Rick Barry grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey, where baseball was his best sport as a youth.
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7. Rick Barry was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors with the second pick of the 1965 NBA draft.
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15. Rick Barry continues to work in the field, a career that began with his own radio show in San Francisco and CBS while still an active player and then with TBS.
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17. The next season Rick Barry filled in on a few Seattle SuperSonics broadcasts, but a plan for a full-time position fell through when he insisted that his then-wife be allowed to join him when the team was on the road, which would have been contrary to team policy.
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18. The next year, Rick Barry was featured in a lengthy Sports Illustrated article written by Tony Kornheiser in which he lamented the failure of his broadcasting career to that point, as well as the fact that he'd left a reputation within NBA circles for being an unlikeable person.
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19. One of the more notable games Rick Barry called as play-by-play announcer on TBS was Game 5 of the 1985 Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers, where Larry Bird made a last-second steal which sealed the win and the Eastern Conference Championship for the Celtics.
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