Rick Barry Rumors
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.
Rick Barry thinks Portland shouldn’t play Jusuf Nurkic in the postseason. “I would never take the chance with somebody you knew was valuable to your future. Not to play in a series that you knew your chances were remote to win even if everything was going your way,” Rick Barry said. “I’d look to the future.”
Can the 50-10, 1st place GSW win without their leading scorer? It ain’t looking good … according to longtime Warrior and HOFer Rick Barry. “I would think the chances are diminished considerably [without Durant]. I don’t think they would have an opportunity to do it without Kevin Durant because he is such an integral part of their success so far this season.”
Talent committed to the BIG3 include: Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Gary Payton, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason Williams, Bonzi Wells, Mike Bibby, George “The Iceman” Gervin, Ricky Davis, Al Harrington, Rick Barry, Rick Mahorn, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Anderson, Jamario Moon, Smush Parker, Ruben Patterson and Etan Thomas. Payton, Gervin, Barry, Mahorn and Drexler will serve as coaches, with Iverson serving as a player/coach – the rest are confirmed to play.