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Rick Barry’s opinions may have cost him an NBA job

With so much to offer the game but with little opportunity to implement his strong philosophies, Rick Barry can only shake his head at those who have passed him up.

He is a trail blazer, having served as a color commentator during his illustrious playing career, but that groundbreaking stint may have cost him in the long run. The Hall of Famer has pointed opinions, never bites his tongue, and offers sometimes harsh criticism of today’s players.

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