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Rick Barry NBA Hall of Famer shares his awe-inspiring sports observations.

NBA legend Rick Barry tells it like it is, and the way it should be on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho.

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Hall of Fame forward 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 scored more than 25,000 points in his professional career and in four different seasons averaged more than 30 points. He was named to 12 All-Star teams, four All-NBA First Teams, and five All-ABA First Teams. Barry was a nearly unstoppable offensive juggernaut, a passionate competitor with an untempered desire to win. 

Barry is widely known for his unorthodox but extraordinarily effective underhand free throw technique. His career .880 free throw percentage ranks No. 1 in ABA history, and at the time of his retirement in 1980, his .900 percentage was the best of any NBA player. In 1987, Barry was honored as one of the league's greatest players of all-time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. Today he is a professional pickleball player who has competed in multiple events and placed in the top 3.

Please welcome Hall of Fame NBA Basketball player, motivational speaker, basketball clinician, low handicap golfer and outstanding tennis and pickleball player … RICK BARRY to Interviewing the Legends…

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/barryri01.html

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NBA RECORDS

Regular season

Only player in history to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring

Led the NCAA in scoring in 1964–65 (973 points, 37.4 ppg)

Led the NBA in scoring in 1966–67 (2,775 points, 35.6 ppg)

Led the ABA in scoring in 1968–69 (1,190 points; 34.0 ppg)

Youngest player to score 57 points in a game: 21 years, 261 days (57 points, San Francisco Warriors at New York Knicks, December 14, 1965)

Free throws, consecutive, ABA game: 23, at Kentucky Colonels, February 7, 1969

Assists, forward, game: 19, at Chicago Bulls, November 30, 1976

Playoffs

Scoring 30 or more points in all games, any playoff series: 6 games, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Points, 7-game ABA series: 281, vs. Denver Rockets, 1970 semifinals

Points scored, Game 7, any ABA-NBA playoff series: 52, at Denver Rockets, April 28, 1970

Field goal attempts, 6-game series: 235, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Field goal attempts, game: 48, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, April 18, 1967

Field goal attempts, quarter: 17, at Philadelphia 76ers, April 14, 1967

Steals, quarter: 4, second quarter, at Chicago Bulls, May 11, 1975

Tied with many other players

NBA Finals

Highest scoring average (career): 36.3

Scoring 30 or more points in all games, any championship series: 6 games, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Tied with Elgin Baylor, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kevin Durant.

Field goals made, game: 22, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, April 18, 1967

Tied with Elgin Baylor

Field goal attempts, 6-game series: 235, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals

Field goal attempts, game: 48, vs. Philadelphia 76ers, April 18, 1967

Field goal attempts, quarter: 17, at Philadelphia 76ers, April 14, 1967

Steals, 4-game series: 14, vs. Washington Bullets, 1975 NBA Finals (3.5 spg)

All-Star

Field goal attempts, game: 27 (1967)

Steals, game: 8 (1975)

Personal fouls, game: 6, twice (1966, 1978)

Disqualifications, career: 2

Tied with Bob Cousy

 

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The Zoom interview can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/c/InterviewingtheLegends in its entirety.

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