Dick Barnett
American basketball player
Dick Barnett
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.
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Lakers' record within reach of Heat
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Lakers' record within reach of Heat A three-game winning streak would sound just fine to the Warriors right now. The Knicks won two titles in the early 1970s ('70 and '73), and the Celtics won two ('74 and '76). The Warriors had an entertaining team featuring Cazzie Russell, Nate Thurmond, Jeff Mullins, Joe Ellis and a flashy, relentless guard named Jim Barnett. The Knicks faced the Lakers without an injured Earl Monroe, but staged a ball-movement clinic with Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere, Bill Bradley, Dick Barnett and Jerry Lucas. When it comes to star power and quality of the opposition, the Miami Heat can only fantasize about the obstacles faced by those long-ago Lakers. Minnesota's Ricky Rubio, still not 100 percent recovered from knee surgery but routinely laying waste to defensive schemes. [...] there's no humility involved. Speaking at a New York function promoting TV coverage of the upcoming NCAA Tournament, Charles Barkley said a 70-game season w ...
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Bedford County - The All But Forgotten Football Power - The Chattanoogan
Google News - over 5 years
For men's basketball, he served as equipment manager when the Tigers won three consecutive NAIA national titles (1957-57-59) led by three All-American Dick Barnett who had a 14-year NBA career and was a member of 1970 and 1973 champion New York Knicks
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Video: Russell, Barnett, Riordan Pregame: 2nd Annual Knicks Legends Night (2/22) - Gamut News
Google News - over 5 years
Former NY Knicks players Cazzie Russell, Dick Barnett and Mike Riordan discuss the 1969-70 World Champion New York Knicks. This Sports News video “Russell, Barnett, Riordan Pregame: 2nd Annual Knicks Legends Night (2/22)” is copyright by Madison Square
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“Fore the Kids” Golf Outing successful for Sunny Crest Youth Ranch despite weather - Sentinel-Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Dick Barnett, John Calcott, Mark Linlater and Dave White finished in second place, while Bill Richardson and Mike Shanassey finished in third. The youth ranch provides a safe and Christian environment for at-risk children to increase the opportunity
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Serby's Sunday Q & A with... Marv Albert - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
I can recall early in my career in a Knick playoff game, Dick Barnett hit a fallback baby jumpshot and I just said, “Yesss!” It seemed to just fit. I'd hear it thrown back at me from players and fans. It's a feel as to when it comes up
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Behind the Box Score, where Chicago is upset at itself - Yahoo! Sports (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
You don't fall back on jumpers, fake Dick Barnett. You don't think twice about passes, Nervous Guy. And you don't point to those four pounds of sweat that you just worked off in 53 minutes of play as evidence enough of how much you care
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Barnett urges Hall to acknowledge '50-year injustice' - New York Post
Google News - almost 6 years
Knicks legend Dick Barnett wants the championship teams he played for to be enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. But he's not talking about the Knicks, who won NBA titles in 1970 and 1973. It's his college teams at Tennessee A&I,
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New York Knicks: Patrick Ewing and the 50 Greatest Players in Franchise History - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 6 years
With Dave DeBusschere, Dick Barnett and Willis Reed retiring and Walt Frazier having lost a step, the Knicks needed a spark. The Sonics traded him to the Knicks, even though he averaged 25 points and 12 rebounds in five Seattle seasons,
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KNICKS 114, BUCKS 108; Anthony Plays Starring Role in Debut
NYTimes - about 6 years
After months of meetings, maneuvering, whispers and waiting, the Carmelo Anthony-Amar'e Stoudemire Knicks era began at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday evening. It started with an electrifying introduction of Anthony, settled into a series of approving chants and ended with a satisfying win that will stoke the lofty expectations. In the closing
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ANALYSIS; When Rebuilding, Beware of What Is Discarded
NYTimes - about 7 years
The redoubtable legends reunited in New York at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, making the news media rounds, repeating the old war stories they can by now recite in their sleep and soaking in well-earned ceremonial love. ''It's been a great time,'' Cazzie Russell said. ''But we all have to go back to reality.'' Russell, the pastor of a
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BUCKS 83, KNICKS 67; On a Night to Savor Knicks Glory, the Present Disappoints Again
NYTimes - about 7 years
The film, as grainy as it was familiar, played on the center scoreboard. Willis Reed, hobbling, emerged from a tunnel and sent Madison Square Garden into an emotional frenzy. As the fans in the 1970 video rose and roared, the crowd watching them stood in solidarity -- two generations of Knick fans connected by one poetic moment in time. There have
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OFF THE DRIBBLE; Memorable Moments In a Signature Series
NYTimes - about 7 years
The lasting image of the 1970 N.B.A. finals is a hunched over Willis Reed limping onto the floor at Madison Square Garden during the warmups before Game 7. Reed, who tore a thigh muscle in Game 5, had sat out Game 6 and his status for the deciding game was up in the air until the minute that he came out of the tunnel. Even the Lakers stopped
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Dick McGuire, a Fixture With the Knicks For More Than Half a Century, Dies at 84
NYTimes - about 7 years
Dick McGuire, whose deft ball-handling and passing wizardry led the New York Knicks to three straight National Basketball Association finals, and who then coached and scouted for them in a Hall of Fame career that lasted more than half a century, died Wednesday in Huntington, N.Y. He was 84. His death, at Huntington Hospital, was announced by the
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Television
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Television Mike Hale There's nothing impartial about ''IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA,'' an ''Independent Lens'' documentary covering Year 1 in the presidency of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Channel 13, 10 p.m. Friday, in New York; check local listings for other PBS stations). Made by the documentarian Daniel Junge and the Liberian journalist Siatta Scott
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TELEVISION REVIEW | 'BLACK MAGIC'; Civil Rights on the Basketball Court
NYTimes - almost 9 years
''Black Magic'' opens with the details of a secret basketball game played in Durham, N. C., in a locked gym with no fans to witness it. On a Sunday morning in 1944 the innovative African-American coach John McLendon led his fast-breaking team from the North Carolina College for Negroes in a home game against an intramural squad from Duke
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Fantasy Fútbol
NYTimes - almost 9 years
GAMING: Overseas, the annual arrival of Football Manager, Sports Interactive's awesomely nerdy soccer simulation game, is greeted with the sort of acquisitive giddiness we Yanks reserve for the opening of doughnut franchises. One year, the game was said to have figured in some 37 divorce cases in Britain, which is patently ridiculous for the simple
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dick Barnett
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 70
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Barnett is also inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Barnett, who holds a PhD in education from Fordham University, is now retired from teaching Sports Management at St. John's University in New York as of 2007.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Tennessee State University retired Richard "Dick the Skull" Barnett's Jersey in 2006.
  • 1968
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He scored 15,358 regular season points in his career.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1958
    Age 21
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Born on October 2, 1936.
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