You have three all time small forwards playing around the same era. Baylor was the earliest but his career overlaps a bit with the other two. Let’s go category by category as all three of these players can do a bit of everything on the court: Scoring – this one is tough – it’s either […]
Why is Rick Barry so hated while Kobe and Jordan are so beloved despite also being hard on their teammates?
Partly marketing, partly context. Rick Barry and Kobe actually share a lot of crazy similarities, from their arrogance/hyper competitiveness to disdainful treatment of their teammates to them both giving up on their team in a Game 7, BOTH against the Suns. Both were fierce competitors on the court who’s perfectionism irritated teammates and opponents alike. […]
Why is Rick Barry seemingly so forgotten by modern NBA fans and analysts? Whenever a list of the top SFs all time get mentioned, inevitably there’s Lebron and Bird, Dr J, KD and Pippen get mentioned, and sometimes Elgin Baylor, James Worthy, Dominique Wilkins and even Paul Pierce get thrown in. ..but what about Rick […]