“I’m not mean,” Hagan said. “I think ‘intensely competitive’ would be more accurate.
Tag Archives: Rick Barry
Chuck Person: The Indiana Years, 1986-1992
Chuck Person admits he’s not in the same class as Atlanta’s Dominique Wilkins. Person would never underestimate his own talent that way.
Phil Smith: 51 Reasons to Believe, 1976
“He just has such a future,” said Warriors coach Al Attles. “If he stays healthy and doesn’t have any serious injuries, he’s just going to be gangbusters.”
￼Rick Barry: Tales of a Happy Warrior, 1974
“I had commitments to Franklin Mieuli and the Warriors,” recalls Barry, “and also to Roy Boe and the Nets. It was a difficult situation to be in.”
￼Rick Barry Discusses: Is the ABA As Good as the NBA? 1973
The National Basketball Association is better than the American Basketball Association, but it is no longer a great deal better.
￼Nobody Knows Nate Thurmond, 1973
What is there to say about Nate Thurmond except that he works very hard and always gets his job done.
￼Rick Barry: He Lost a Battle and Won the War, 1968
There is no record of any NBA player ever having successfully played out his option, although the discontent among the NBA players has been a matter of public knowledge for years.
￼Bill Sharman: There’s Too Much Grabbing, 1976
“Pro basketball isn’t supposed to be shuffleboard, but it shouldn’t be football and hockey either.”
￼Mike Riordan: Last of the Blue-Collar Pros, 1978
It was that zest that separated Riordan from most players and made him the darling of Capital Centre fans.
￼Sidney Wicks: Getting Under Rick Barry’s Skin, 1974
When Wicks’ love-taps continued and grew in intensity, Barry blew up and blasted the refs. Apparently, he didn’t phrase his complaint in delicate language, because the refs offered Rick a comfortable seat on the bench for the rest of the night.