Adding to its already stellar Hall of Fame roster, the Dropping Dimes Foundation is proud to announce that Rick Barry has joined its Advisory Board.
Rick shocked much of the basketball world when he made the jump from the NBA to the ABA in 1967. After sitting out that first ABA year due to legal constraints, the sharp shooting NBA Rookie of the Year and All-Star would go on to lead the Oakland Oaks to the ABA title in 1969 and average nearly 30 points a game during his tenure in the ABA—averaging 40.1 points in seven playoff games during the 1969-70 season with the Washington Caps.
After those stints in Oakland and the nation’s capitol, Barry found himself continuing his remarkable ABA career in New York playing for the Nets.
Eventually, Barry returned to the NBA to continue his unbelievably successful career. Upon retirement, he had cemented himself as a Hall of Fame player, being the only player in history to lead the NCAA, NBA, and ABA in scoring.
The Dropping Dimes Foundation is honored to have Rick Barry join its Advisory Board.