A History of Aging NBA Stars Piggybacking Their Way to Rings

Dick Barnett

Age: 36
Championship season: 1973 New York Knicks
Career statistics: 971 G, 15.8 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.8 APG
Championship season statistics: 51 G, 3.8 PPG, 0.8 RPG, 1.0 APG

Dick Barnett will forever be remembered for his performance during the New York Knicks' 1970 championship run. Barnett averaged 16.9 PPG and 3.4 APG in the 1970 playoffs, but once the Knicks acquired Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Barnett's role decreased. Age caught up to him, and by the Knicks' second title run, Barnett averaged just 4.3 MPG in four games during the 1973 playoffs.

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