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Born as Richard Francis Dennis Barry III on the 28th March 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey USA, Rick is a former professional basketball player, who played small forward in the National and American Basketball Associations (NBA and ABA respectively) for the San Francisco Warriors (1965-1967), Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps (1968-1970), New York Nets (1970-1972) Golden State Warriors (1972-1978), and Houston Rockets (1978-1980). Barry was an NBA champion in 1975, while between 1966 and 1978, he appeared in the All-Star game on eight occasions. His career started in 1965 and ended in 1980.
Have you ever wondered how rich Rick Barry is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Barry’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career as a professional basketball player. Barry has also worked as a basketball broadcaster and analyst, which improved his wealth too.
Rick Barry Net Worth $3 Million
Rick Barry grew up in New Jersey, where he went to Roselle Park High School, and then from 1962 to 1965, he studied at the University of Miami. Although the Miami Hurricanes failed to reach the NCAA Tournament while Rick was there, he managed to lead the NCAA in points (37.4) in the 1964–65 season. The San Francisco Warriors selected Barry as the 2nd pick overall in the 1965 NBA Draft.
In his first season in the NBA, Barry averaged 25.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game and was invited to his first All-Star Game, winning the Rookie of the Year Award in the process. The following season was even better for Rick, as he led the NBA in scoring with 35.6 points per game, and was also an MVP of the All-Star game. He helped the Warriors to reach the Finals, but they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in six games, despite Barry’s 40.8 points average in the series. After a contract dispute with San Francisco, Barry moved to the ABA and joined the Oakland Oaks in a three-year deal worth of $500,000, an offer that Rick couldn’t turn down.
However, in his first year in Oakland, San Francisco blocked him from playing, so he worked on Oaks radio instead. In the next season, Barry played in only 35 games because of a crucial ligament injury, but still earned his place in the ABA All-Star game and All-ABA First Team, while the Oaks won the title with a win over the Denver Rockets. The owner Pat Boone decided to relocate the team following low attendances in Oakland, so the Oaks moved to Washington D.C. and became the Caps. Barry wasn’t very excited with that decision and refused to play, but the ABA forced him to. He played the next two years and both seasons was selected to the All-Star Game.
In September 1970, the Virginia Squires (formerly Washington Caps) traded Barry to the New York Nets for $200,000 and a draft pick. Rick helped the Nets to reach the 1972 ABA Finals, but the Indiana Pacers defeated them in six games. The following October, the Nets released Rick, and he returned to the Bay to play for the Golden State Warriors. In the 1975 season, Barry led the NBA in steals per game (2.9) and free throw percentage (.904), and again that secured him another invitation to the NBA All-Star game. What’s more important, Barry and the Warriors swept the Washington Bullets in the Finals and won the title, while Rick was named the series’ MVP. He and Golden State reached the playoffs in the following two seasons, but at the end of the 1978 season, Barry left to the Houston Rockets as a free agent. He spent two years there before retiring in 1980. In his 15 years of playing professionally, Barry scored 25,279 points (24.8 ppg), 6,863 rebounds (6.7 rpg), and 4,952 assists (4.9 apg), while his #24 was retired by the Golden State Warriors. In 2006, Rick Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
After his retirement, Barry worked as a college coach during the 1990s, with limited success, and was then an analyst for CBS, and later as a broadcaster, before getting his own sports talk show on KNBR-AM in San Francisco in 2001. Rick left the station in 2006.
Regarding his personal life, Rick Barry was married three times, and has four sons and a daughter with his first wife Pam (1965-81) – all four sons became professional basketball players, including Jon and Brent. His third wife was Lynn Barry, and Rick has a son with her. Details of wife number two remain obscure.