Rick Barry

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Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player who starred at the NCAA, American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA) levels. Barry ranks among the most prolific scorers and all-around players in basketball history. He is the only one to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA in points per game in a season. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Barry has received more than 3,304,027 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Rick Barry is the 46th most popular basketball player, the 3,575th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,801st in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Basketball Player.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among basketball players, Rick Barry ranks 46 out of 1,757Before him are Toni Kukoč, Bogdan Tanjević, Moses Malone, Manute Bol, Stephen Curry, and Yao Ming. After him are Red Auerbach, Cēzars Ozers, Isiah Thomas, Patrick Ewing, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, and David Robinson.

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Among people born in 1944, Rick Barry ranks 277Before him are Richard Belzer, Peter Bieri, Raoul Lambert, Carl Bernstein, Joseph Boakai, and Rick Davies. After him are Andrew G. Vajna, Jan-Carl Raspe, Whitfield Diffie, Elmar Wepper, David Rasche, and Oleksandr Moroz.

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Among people born in United States, Rick Barry ranks 3,575 out of 20,380Before him are David Stern (1942), Charles Coburn (1877), George Raft (1901), William Atherton (1947), Joe Viterelli (1937), and Dave Grusin (1934). After him are Jean Acker (1893), Charles Martinet (1955), Pat Boone (1934), R. A. Salvatore (1959), David Harbour (1975), and Melissa Etheridge (1961).


Among basketball players born in United States, Rick Barry ranks 29Before him are Ben Wallace (1974), John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), Charles Barkley (1963), Moses Malone (1955), and Stephen Curry (1988). After him are Red Auerbach (1917), Isiah Thomas (1961), David Robinson (1965), Nikos Galis (1957), Allen Iverson (1975), and Robert Parish (1953).