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Dick Barnett

Basketball Player
Male
Born Oct 2, 1936
Age 79
Hometown State of Indiana
Height 6' 4'' (1.9m)
Weight 86184.0 lb (39092...
Nationality American

Richard "Dick" Barnett is a former American professional basketball player. He spent 14 seasons in the NBA (1959–74), but is mostly known for his 9 seasons with the New York Knicks. Barnett played in the 1968 NBA All-Star Game and was a part of the famous 1970 Knicks team, that won the NBA championship against the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored 15,358 regular season points in his career.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1936 Birth Born on October 2, 1936.

TWENTIES

1958 21 Years Old A three-time All-America player at Tennessee A & I (now Tennessee State University), Barnett led his team to three consecutive NAIA national championships for Hall of Fame Coach John McLendon. Barnett was named championship MVP in 1958 and 1959.
1961 24 Years Old The top draft choice of the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers) of the NBA, Barnett played with the team until 1961, when he jumped ship from the NBA to play in the American Basketball League (ABL) with the Cleveland Pipers, who were owned by George Steinbrenner, now New York Yankees owner. Barnett led them to an ABL Championship in the 1961-62 season.

THIRTIES

1968 31 Years Old …  Barnett played in the 1968 NBA All-Star Game and was a part of the famous 1970 Knicks team, that won the NBA championship against the Los Angeles Lakers. … Read More
1969 32 Years Old He then returned to the NBA to play with the Los Angeles Lakers for three seasons (legendary Laker announcer Chick Hearn nicknamed him "Fall Back Baby") and played on two NBA championship teams with the New York Knicks in 1969-70 and 1972-73. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 70 Years Old Barnett's most recognizable playing feature was the way he kicked both legs back as he took his jump shot. In April 2007, both he and his college coach John McClendon were inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. … Read More
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