Rick Barry

Athlete Ambassador

Sport:

Basketball (NBA)

Position:

Team(s):

1965 – 1967 : San Francisco Warriors
1968 – 1970 : Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps
1970 – 1972 : New York Nets
1972 – 1978 : Golden State Warriors
1978 – 1980 : Houston Rockets

Years Active:

1962-1980

Current City:

Colorado Springs, CO

Career Highlights

Rick Barry is one of the most celebrated players in NBA history — not only for his game, but also for the competitiveness he brought to the court. In 1965, following a stellar collegiate campaign at the University of Miami (FL), Barry was drafted third in the first round of the NBA Draft by the San Francisco Warriors. He quickly established himself as an elite player, garnered NBA Rookie of the Year honors, and was a member of the NBA All-Pro First Team. The next season, Rick proved he was for real by leading the league in scoring (35.6 ppg), and being named MVP of the All-Star Game. Once again, he was part of the NBA All-Pro First Team.

During his 14-year professional career, four in the ABA (Oakland, Washington and the New York Nets) and ten in the NBA (San Francisco, Golden State and Houston), Barry was a 12-time All-Star. His deadeye jump shot was one of basketball's most feared weapons and enabled him to become the only player in history to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring. In 1975, Barry earned the NBA Championship Series MVP, leading the underdog Warriors to a four-game sweep of the Washington Bullets to win the title. In a combined ABA/NBA career, Barry tallied 25,279 points and received nine All-NBA/ABA First Team honors. In 1987, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inducted Rick as a player, and in 1988; the Golden State Warriors retired his #24 jersey. Barry is one of the 50 Greatest NBA Players. His unorthodox underhanded free throw style enabled him to finish his career with the second best accuracy in the history of the NBA, 90%.

Post Career Highlights

Rick began his broadcasting career after his rookie season. He was the morning drive-time sports reporter on KNBR radio in San Francisco. His articulate style and insightful perceptions provided a refreshing and honest view of sports. After moving to the Oakland Oaks of the ABA, Rick began doing television work as a color analyst for college basketball games telecast on KTVU in Oakland, as well as providing sports commentary on a local radio station.

Rick’s next broadcasting experience came in New York City, when he played for the NY Nets. During the off-seasons, he worked as the weekend sports reporter for the local ABC-TV station. During the week, he also filled in for the six and eleven PM sports reporters, Frank Gifford and Jim Bouton. Rick even branched out into non-sporting event broadcasting, hosting NBC’s Monitor Radio program on several occasions.

Rick eventually returned to play for the Warriors and in his off-seasons, he provided color analyst for the nationally broadcasted NBA games on ABC-TV. Later he did both play-by-play and analyst work for the NBA games broadcasted by CBS-TV. Rick also covered a variety of sports, including track and field, swimming, diving, rodeo and even weightlifting and bodybuilding.

When TBS and then TNT began broadcasting NBA games, Rick became part of their broadcast team and did both play-by-play and color analyst work. He also covered other sports as part of Turner’s Goodwill Games in Moscow and Seattle.

While living in the Seattle area, Rick served as the color analyst for the SuperSonics NBA games. He then moved to Los Angeles and did local sports at night for one of the independent TV stations. Finally, for two years he served as both the NBA studio analyst and game analyst for CTV in Canada as part of their NBA game of the week, which ended when the Vancouver Grizzlies moved to Memphis.

For five-years, Rick was host of the Rick Barry Show on KNBR radio in San Francisco and for one season, co-hosted “In the Paint” for the NBA, on Sirius Satellite Radio. He also was a co-host of some TV shows on the Outdoor Channel.

Other business ventures:

§ Spokesperson for BioGenesis, the most potent all-in-one health and performance-enhancement supplement available. www.gogyv.com/rbarry

§ VP of Special Events for Team ACX, a U.S. based engineering and marketing company that is planning to embark on an extraordinary launch with the world’s first patented Glasses Free 3D (GF3D), 55”, 4K portal (monitor) and 28” gaming portal.

§ Working with Folium Biosciences, the largest, fully and vertically integrated producer of phytocannabinoid and terpene rich (PCR) hemp oil in the world. They are a premier bulk supplier of highly refined PCR hemp oil that can be used for a multitude of consumer product applications. www.foliumbiosciences.com

§ Powertron Global, a company with a patented product that improves the efficiency and life of HVAC units, chillers or coolers, providing customers with guaranteed savings of at least 9% on their monthly utility bill.

§ Partner in N. S. Lachman & Company, a venture firm focusing on technology.

§ Secure Path Networks, a company offering a no cost analysis of a company’s telecommunications, showing them how they can save the company from 10 to in excess of 50% in monthly savings. The company has a 95% retention rate and has some very high profile clients.

§ Owner in BVS: Specialty Water, LLC (dba: America H2O) a company with access to unlimited high quality natural spring water for bottling and other uses.

§ Owner in Smart FabRX, a company in the antimicrobial business, with various products and processes available to prevent the spread of diseases, mold, mildew and odors.

§ VP of Marketing Vijuvia Life Centers, is the leader of combining vitality and rejuvenation for elevating the quality of life and safe reduction of pain.

§ VP Marketing Oley Hemp, a full service (from start to finish) industrial hemp producer.for Mbanq, a

§ Spokesman for Mbanq, one of the most comprehensive Banking-as-a-Service FinTechs globally, with a more scalable business model.

§ Spokesman for Cholesterade, a natural product, created by Dr. Cade, the creator of Gatorade, to help reduce cholesterol levels

For fun, he has started Rick Barry 24 Adventures, where fishing, golfing, hunting and other sports adventures are provided for companies and individuals. Information on trips to fish with Rick are at the following web page: www.rickbarry24.com
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