Rick Barry Rumors
Several members of the Warriors organization spoke Saturday about Thurmond in a team release: Rick Barry former Warriors player and Hall of Famer: “Nate was one of the greatest centers to ever play the game and I was privileged to call him a teammate and dear friend. He battled his illness until the very end, like a true Warrior. His legacy is one of passion, fierce competitiveness, a love of basketball and selfless devotion to others. My heartfelt prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.”
Dan Gilbert: I agree w/ @Mark Cuban & @kingjames it would be a mistake to change free throw rules. Solution:Get better @ FT’s.Heard Rick Barry willing to help
The 2014-15 Warriors finished 67-15 in the regular season and went on to win the NBA title. “In the history of the NBA, the Warriors are the best basketball team,” Barry said. “They have been for the past two years. That’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter how they would have done against the Bulls. It doesn’t matter how they would have done against us. It’s irrelevant. It can’t happen. “I think they’re an outstanding basketball team. I love watching basketball in its purest form, the way it’s supposed to be played. I don’t want to see all of the one-on-one. It’s supposed to be a team game.
Rick Barry’s golf team, which helped raise money for four charities, also included Naples residents Garrett Richter, Bud Hornbeck, Brian Psota and Patrick Trittler. They combined for a low score of 55 in a field that included Basketball Hall of Famers Ralph Sampson, Artis Gilmore, Bernard King and Alex English among others. Recently retired players Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton also played. “These were really good players,” Barry said of his teammates. “They had two or three handicaps. I don’t play a lot anymore because I like to fish so much. Fly fishing. I’ll go down to Mexico or I’ll go up to Alaska. “I go to Mexico where you can actually catch some really good marlin there.”