Rick Barry was a star at the University of Miami before going on to play in the ABA and NBA. He is one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history.
Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the NCAA, ABA, and NBA in points per game in an individual season. His 30.5 points per game are the most ever in an ABA career. Barry is widely known for his unorthodox but extraordinarily effective underhand free throw technique. His career .880 free throw percentage ranks No. 1 in ABA history, and at the time of his retirement in 1980, his .900 percentage was the best of any NBA player.
In 1987, Barry was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He played for many different teams including the Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, San Francisco Warriors. New York Nets, and the Houston Rockets. Barry was among the first professional basketball players to make a successful transition to the broadcasting profession. He began broadcasting during the 1967–68 season broadcasting Oakland Oaks games because of contractual matters that kept him off the court. Since retiring from the NBA Barry spent many years as a broadcaster.