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Jon Alan Barry (born July 25, 1969 in Oakland, California) is a professional basketball player, who has most recently played for the Houston Rockets.
Barry is the son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry, and has three brothers: Scooter, Drew, Brent, all of whom are also basketball players. Barry has played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets and most recently the Houston Rockets. He was a first round draft pick in 1992, out of Georgia Tech.
Jon Barry played his high school basketball at De La Salle High School in Concord, California before receiving a basketball scholarship to attend Georgia Tech. He is known in the NBA for his expertise on defense and in the clutch time. He is a sharp shooter from the three-point range and also a very accurate free throw shooter.
As of 2006, Barry has declared his intention to retire from professional basketball with the intention of getting involved with basketball management or broadcasting.
Selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (21st overall pick) of the 1992 NBA Draft....Traded by the Celtics with a 1995 second-round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for Alaa Abdelnaby on 12/4/92....Signed as a free agent by the Golden State Warriors on 10/4/95....Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks on 8/13/96....Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers on 8/26/97....Signed as a free agent by the Sacramento Kings on 1/22/99....Traded by the Kings with a future first-round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons for Mateen Cleaves on 9/7/01...Signed as a free agent by the Denver Nuggets on 8/19/03...Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks on 9/16/04.
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Junior Lakers win national title (myKawartha.com) The Peterborough Merit Precision Lakers stand atop the Canadian junior lacrosse mountain. The Lakers downed the Six Nations Arrows 9-5 Saturday in Hagersville to win the Minto Cup - the Lakers' 12th Canadian junior lacrosse championship title but the club's first in 17 years.
Lakers roll over BV, 44-0 (Huron Daily Tribune) SAGINAW — This is what Bill McLellan expected from his Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port football team this season.
Kobe to Host Event in Korea (NBA.com) "NBA star Kobe Bryant will host a 'talk show' in Seoul on Friday together with Korean-American heartthrob Daniel Henney. The 28-year-old LA Lakers guard, who is touring Asia, will arrive in Seoul on Friday morning for a two-day visit. He will host the 15-minute event in Myong-dong, central Seoul, from 8 p.m., where he is expected to talk about his life and career," reports the KOREA TIMES.
Arrows Express defeat Lakers (Slam! Sports) HAGERSVILLE, Ont. (CP) - Cody Jamieson scored four goals to help the Six Nations Arrows Express advance to the final of the Minto Cup lacrosse tournament with an 8-3 win over the Burnaby Lakers Friday.
Lakers show progress in loss at Lovelock (Sierra Sun) North Tahoe's football team met the competition Friday night at Lovelock, losing 34-16 to one of the toughest teams in the Northern 2A.
NBA Truth & Rumors: Sept. 5, 2006 (Sports Illustrated) Steve Francis said he does not regret his early, wayward years in the NBA, but neither does he blame the Rockets or Magic for the way his career has turned. Francis believes he could be what he was. If he left New York, he said he could be a high-scoring, highlight-reel All-Star. -- Houston Chronicle
Lakers win Minto Cup (Toronto Sun) IN TOMORROW'S PAPER:
Lakers open year with win (Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal) The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers' football team opened the 2006 season with a 21-6 win over Norwood Young America Thursday. Above, the Lakers' Josh Remer hands the ball off to Jake Young.
Kobe coaches Japanese children (AFP via Yahoo! News) NBA All Star Kobe Bryant coached Tokyo school children at a basketball clinic as Team USA left for home with bronze medals from the World Basketball Championship, which they won without his help.
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