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84. Dick Barnett
Dick Barnett led tiny Tennessee State to three straight NAIA titles in the 50’s before becoming a star with the Lakers and the Knicks.  He was on both of the Knicks championship teams.  Barnett had 15,000 career points for “Fall Back Baby” as Chick Hearn dubbed him as he was as infamous for the way he shot his great jump shot (he actually kicked both of his legs out when shooting his jump shot). He was elected in the second College Hall of fame class in 2007, which will likely hurt his chances of getting in the real one.


Should Dick Barnett be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Gary, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 1979
  • Position: Shooting Guard, Small Forward
  • Played For: New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Syracuse Nationals
  • College: Tennessee
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 4th Overall in 1959
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star (1) (1968)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1973-74)
    First Team NBA Defensive Selection (3) (1973-74, 1975-76 & 1976-77)
    Second Team NBA Defensive Selection (5) (1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75 & 1977-78)
    Most Assists: (1) (1970-71)
    ABL Champion (1) (Cleveland Pipers, 1962)
    NAIA Champion (3) (1957, 1958 & 1959)
    NAIA Tournament MVP (2) (1958 & 1959)
    Championship Rings: (2) (New York Knicks, 1969-70 & 1973-74)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (1965-66)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (2) (1960-61 & 1966-67)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (2) (1963-64 & 1965-66)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (1) (1962-63)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (1965-66)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Per Game (1) (1965-66)

Should Dick Barnett be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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