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.”