September 28, 2022


  • Rick Barry shares how he obtained away sporting two totally different jersey numbers when he was with the Houston Rockets
  • Barry opted to put on the No. 2 and No. 4 as a result of the No. 24 was worn by Moses Malone
  • Barry established the point-forward place throughout his time with the Rockets

Rick Barry, one of many NBA’s 75 Best Gamers, racked up one accolade after one other and went by means of so much in his skilled basketball profession.

Most will keep in mind him having his finest years with the Golden State Warriors earlier than wrapping up his profession with the Houston Rockets in 1980.

The 77-year-old appeared in an unique interview on Sports activities For All PH podcast hosted by Vincent Juico and Brian Yalung, sharing hoops tales about his legendary profession.

Through the interview, there was an fascinating query thrown by a viewer.

Barry wore the No. 24 in nearly his total NBA profession however had to consider one other when he joined the Rockets.

Emerson Colina raised an fascinating trivia and requested how Barry was capable of get away sporting the No. 2 and No. 4 jerseys throughout his time with the Rockets.

“Yeah, I don’t suppose that’s ever going to occur once more. Once I went to the Rockets, Moses Malone was already sporting the quantity [24] and I actually was not going to ask him to offer it up. So nicely I simply stated, I’ll simply put on 2 at house and 4 in away on the highway and so they let me do it. No person stated something about it,” Barry defined.

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“So yeah, that may be a nice trivia query. Who was the one participant who wore one quantity at house and one quantity on the highway?”

At the moment, Barry was signed as a free agent by the Rockets and the league awarded John Lucas to the Warriors as compensation.

Barry was already within the twilight of his profession at this level. In his debut, he was taking up a brand new function as the primary participant coming off the bench.

It was additionally right here the place he established a distinct sort of function, the point-forward place. He ended his profession with 502 assists, making him the one true small ahead to achieve the five hundred mark in only one season.

Till that point, it was solely John Havlicek who performed the ahead place that had as many as 500 assists in a season.

In contrast to Barry, the eight-time NBA champion who spent all his years with the Boston Celtics performed extra as an off guard.

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