Golden State Warriors, NBA
- NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP (1975)
- NBA Rookie of the Year Award winner (1966)
- NBA All-Star selection (1967)
- All-Star Game MVP (1967)
- 2x ABA All-Star selection (1971 and 1972)
Rick Barry is a retired NBA player and is considered to be one of the greatest pure small forwards of all time. Rick is one of the few elite players who altered their games without losing effectiveness; he broke into the professional ranks as a rebounder and all-purpose scorer before he became a primary ball distributor and lethal perimeter threat. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Rick is the only player to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring for an individual season.
Rick was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors with the second pick of the 1965 NBA Draft. Nicknamed the "Miami Greyhound" by longtime San Francisco-area broadcaster Bill King, Rick won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 25.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game during the 1965-1966 season as a Warrior. The following year, he won the 1967 NBA All-Star Game MVP award with a 38-point outburst and led the NBA in scoring with a 35.6 point per game average, which still ranks as the eighth- highest output in NBA history. Teamed with center Nate Thurmond in San Francisco, Barry helped take the Warriors to the 1967 NBA Finals where he averaged 40.8 points per game, an NBA Finals record that stood for three decades. In the 1967 All-Star game, Rick contributed to the winning team that also featured Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell and head coach Red Auerbach among other all-time greats.
Rick went on to play for the New Jersey Nets, where he made the ABA All-Star team during the 1970-1971 season. He then repeated as an ABA All Star during the 1971-72 season. During both the 1970-1971 and 1971-1972 seasons he led the league in scoring. In both of those years he also led the ABA in free throw percentage while he became the league record holder for most consecutive free throws in one game.
Rick then played for the Golden State Warriors where he led his team to win the NBA Finals while leading the league in free throw percentage and steals per game that year. Rick then brought his talents to the Houston Rockets where he finished out his professional career.
Before going pro, Rick played for the University of Miami, where he was an All-American selection. As a senior in the 1964-1965 season, Rick led the NCAA with a 37.4 points-per-game average. Rick is one of just two basketball players to have his number retired by the school. Since retirement, Rick has pursued a successful sports broadcasting career, spending time at networks such as CBS and TBS. In 1987, Rick was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Rick Barry! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take 2 business days to process. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Lunch or Dinner$1,500Rick will join you and up to 10 guests at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Rick will share stories from his career.
Dinner - 3 hours$2,000Rick will join you and your guests at dinner for up to three hours. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Rick will share stories from his career.
Attend a Game$2,000Have an extra seat at the game? Rick will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Rick's career with the Nets and his trajectory to become an 8x NBA and 4x ABA All-Star. (Up to 3 hours)
Round of Golf$2,500Enjoy a day of golf with NBA legend, Rick Barry. Not only will Rick join you for 18 holes, but will also accompany you for breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. (Up to 8 hours).
Appearance$5,000Hire Rick Barry to make an appearance at your next event! Rick Barry’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Corporate Speaking Event$10,000Looking for a dynamic speaker for your next corporate event? Rick will speak at your gathering and inspire your group with stories from his career in the NBA. He will customize his speech to whatever you want to provide to the group: fun/entertaining, 4th quarter sales push, what it takes to be successful, a combination of these topics or any other message you want conveyed.
Private Lesson$1,500 per hourHiring Rick will give you access to a Hall of Fame player and one of the NBA's Top 50 players of all time. He will analyze and break down your game to take you to the next level.
Group Lesson$3,000 per hourTo be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Rick as a coach for your group of 2-4 will give you access to an 8x NBA All-Star. Rick will analyze each player's abilities and help them improve in the areas where they are weakest.
Guest Coach$5,000Rick will make a guest appearance as a coach for your next team game or practice. Rick will assist with both offensive and defensive coaching, as well as shooting technique. (Up to 2 hours)
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- San Francisco Warriors (1965-1967)Oakland Oaks (1968-1969)Washington Caps (1969-1970)New York Nets (1970-1972)Golden State Warriors (1972-1978)Houston Rockets (1978-1980)
Position Small Forward Home Town Elizabeth, New Jersey College University of Miami