Rick Barry Rumors

Barry was on the reservation. He spoke about education and the value of the students one day returning to the reservation as a success to give back, addressing some 1,000 kids at the three schools. They talked about fighting through difficult circumstances and they talked a lot of basketball, backed by contributions of everything from school supplies to posters from the NBA and the Warriors, Barry’s home for eight seasons. “There’s not a lot of people in their 70s living on the reservation because the life expectancy is not that long,” Kelly said. “The kids were in awe of him mostly because of his Hall of Fame status and because basketball is their favorite sport. But also they were in awe of him because he’s an older guy who came in with a lot of life experiences. They listened to him.”
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Barry has never been one to pull punches, and he had a few for the Cavaliers too. He’s amazed by James just like the rest of us, but the Cavs’ isolation-heavy offense is enough to turn his 71-year-old stomach. “Somebody has to help him,” Barry said of James, who had 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists and according to the Elias Sports Bureau is on track to become the first player to average at least 35 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the Finals (he’s averaging 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists). “I don’t think you win championships if your star player has to do so much one-on-one and work so hard. I don’t think they make easy shots for him.”
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“Whatever happened to running something to get an easy basket? … I’ve said it before, I’d be getting (James) the ball on the move. The defense, the Warriors, have made it hard on him. He has had to take some really tough shots because they know what’s coming now, so they’ve made some really tough adjustments to it, and they’re making him go left most of the time. I kept saying, ‘Don’t let him go right. Don’t let him go right.’ If he beats me going left, and he beats me with his outside shooting, I can live with that.”
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