This authentic jersey will have the number 24 on it. This is the number worn by Rick Barry with the 1966-67 San Francisco Warriors. Please note: the player's name is not on the jersey.
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In only his second year, Barry was magnificent in leading the Warriors to the NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. In that year Barry scored 2,775 points in 78 games for a 35.6 points per game average. Barry was the only player to lead both leagues in scoring; NBA 1967, ABA 1969. Although unorthodox, Barry's underhand free-throw shooting style allowed him to shot an amazing 90% from the foul line during his fourteen year career.
The Philadelphia Warriors were the first champions of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the league that evolved into today's NBA. The Warriors spent sixteen memorable years in Philadelphia. Owner Eddie Gottlieb sold the Warriors to a San Francisco group in 1962. Philadelphia was left without an NBA franchise for the 1962-63 season. A disappointing first two years in San Francisco and Wilt Chamberlain's desire to return to Philadelphia led the team to trade him on January 15, 1965 to the 76ers. Rick Barry, a first round draft choice in 1965, went on to lead the SF Warriors to the NBA Finals in 1967. The team won their only NBA championship in 1974-75.