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Rick Barry is a 6'7", 205 lb. Forward from the University of Miami who played for the San Francisco Warriors (NBA), Oakland Oaks (ABA), Washington Capitals (ABA), New York Nets (ABA), Golden State Warriors (NBA), and Houston Rockets (NBA). Rick Barry was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey. Barry attended the University of Miami, where he met his first wife, Pam. Barry would play four years for the Miami Hurricanes and lead the NCAA in points per game with 37.4 his senior season. He was the second pick overall in the 1965 NBA Draft. He was Rookie of the Year his rookie year. His second season in the NBA he helped advance the San Francisco Warriors to the NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. They lost in 6 games. In 1968 Barry went to the ABA to the Oakland Oaks and played for his father-in-law Bruce Hale. On December 27, 1968 Barry tore ligaments in his knee. That season the Oaks would win the 1969 ABA Championship. The Oaks relocated to Washington, D.C. for the 1969-70 season. That season Barry would average 27.7 points per game. On September 1, 1970 Barry was traded to the New York Nets. His first year with the Nets he would lead the league in scoring with 29.4 points per game and lead the league in free throw percentage. Barry shot his free throws underhanded which is very unorthodox. The next year he would lead the league in scoring with 31.5 points per game and lead the league in free throw percentage. In 1972 the Nets would play in the ABA Finals and defeat the Indiana Pacers 4 to 2. On July 1, 1972 Rick Barry signed with the NBA's Golden State Warriors. In the 1974-75 season Barry would average 30.6 points per game, lead the league in free throw percentage and steals per game. During the postseason the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals and swept the Washington Bullets for the NBA Championship. On June 17, 1978 Barry signed with the Houston Rockets. The Warriors would receive John Lucas and cash in exchange. In 1978-79 he set an NBA record which has since been broken of .947 free throw percentage. He retired in 1980. Since his retirement he has coached in the Global Basketball Association and Continental Basketball Association and been a broadcaster for CBS and TBS. He helped call the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1987. Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. He was an 8-time NBA All-Star.

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