Rick Barry Rumors
Hall of Famer and Warriors legend Rick Barry wishes the scrutiny of President Trump would just come to an end. “It’s a disgrace to the world, to our country, what they’re doing (to Donald Trump),” Barry told USA Today on Sunday. “The scrutiny that he’s going under is absurd. It’s ridiculous. Politics has always been horrible and it’s even worse now than it was. What’s going on now is reprehensible.’’
Barry, whose political views are in stark contrast with some current Warriors, including Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr, would also like to see the federal investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election come to an end. “How long does it have to go on?’’ Barry said. “I mean, come on, they beat a dead horse. Let’s move on. Let’s try to go and do what’s good for the country.’’
Remember Rob Parker? No? That’s probably a good thing. He was the journalist and regular on First Take who was fired by ESPN for calling Robert Griffin III a “cornball brother.” Yeah, that guy. Well, he’s still pumping out ridiculous hot takes, now for FS1 and Fox Sports Radio. He got into a particularly heated debate with Hall of Famer and NBA legend Ricky Barry about LeBron James’ decision to pass to a wide-open Kyle Korver in the final minute of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, which culminated in Barry calling Parker a loser before hanging up the phone.
Hall of Famer Rick Barry knows a thing or two about the NBA. He seems to keep up on it, and he’s even called LeBron James the greatest small forward to ever play the game. Barry is strong-willed, and his opinions rarely come with any flexibility. That’s why it probably won’t shock you to learn that, during a radio hit with Fox Sports Radio’s Rob King this week, Barry got so infuriated with King’s interpretation of LeBron James’ pass to Kyle Korver that he hung up on him. Barry, adamant that James made the right call with 52 seconds left in Game 3, passing to Korver for an open 3-pointer. Korver missed, and the Warriors went on to win, 118-113.
Rick Barry went out of his way to warn Warriors fans against jeering Joe Lacob during a 2012 ceremony honoring Chris Mullin, and the Dubs legend recently went into detail about that incident. Barry replied emphatically when asked on KNBR if he truly thought Lacob, the new majority owner, was special as he grabbed the microphone amid boos based on Golden State trading Monte Ellis. “Well, I really believed that he was doing the right things and he was bringing in the right people and he was willing to spend his money and do the things that weren’t being done previously with the franchise, “Barry told KNBR’s Gary & Larry program Tuesday. “And it all paid off. I mean he brought in great people.”
Twenty-one year old Karl-Anthony Towns finished the season averaging 25.1 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game. Towns is the youngest player in NBA history to average at least 25 points and 10 rebounds per game in a season. That distinction was held by Rick Barry, who was a slightly older than Towns is when he did it for the Warriors in his rookie season of 1965–66.