A Conversation With Rick Barry
@ 6:30pm on CSN Bay Area airs tonight before the Warriors steal back Thunder from OKC.
Barry ranks as one of the greatest Warrior of all time (if not THE greatest). He's always been known to be a little- well okay a LOT- outspoken, so I'll definitely be checking out the interview. Barry does rub many the wrong way, but there's no denying his wisdom.
I really do miss his razor sharp and highly opinionated basketball analysis on KNBR. He always told it like he saw it. I'd much rather prefer his insights despite their sometimes bitter and acerbic taste to Bob Fitzgerald's on KNBR. Don't get me wrong, Fitz is an amazing play-by-play man and had a fantastic evening radio show on KNBR in the 90's. However, being an employee of the Warriors he has an obvious conflict on interest in running a radio talk show and offering analysis of the team. I've found his analysis and coverage of the Warriors on his show with Rod Brooks to be pretty biased and tied to the company line. Bring back Barry.
Check the comments for a preview of some very candid thoughts from NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry.