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Jim Barnes (basketball)

Jim Barnes
No. 22, 41, 23, 14, 28, 12
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1941-04-13)April 13, 1941
Tuckerman, Arkansas
Died September 14, 2002(2002-09-14) (aged 61)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Stillwater (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
College Cameron (1960–1962)
UTEP (1962–1964)
NBA draft 1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1964–1970
Career history
19641965 New York Knicks
1965–1966 Baltimore Bullets
19661968 Los Angeles Lakers
1968 Chicago Bulls
19681970 Boston Celtics
1970 Baltimore Bullets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 3,997 (8.8 ppg)
Rebounds 2,939 (6.5 rpg)
Assists 377 (0.8 apg)
Stats at

Velvet James "Jim" Barnes (April 13, 1941 - September 14, 2002),[1] a.k.a. "Bad News" Barnes was an American basketball player.

A 6'8" forward/center, Barnes began his college career at Cameron College (at the time, a junior college). He tallied 28.8 points per game in his freshman year and 30.6 points per game in his sophomore year. He also received NJCAA All-American honors as a sophomore.[2] He then played at Texas Western College before being selected by the New York Knicks with the first pick of the 1964 NBA Draft. He was named to the 1965 NBA All-Rookie Team, and played 7 seasons (1964–71) in the NBA with five teams, scoring 3,997 career points.

Rapper Blu named Jim Barnes his cousin in his song titled "Bad News Barnes" off of his 2008 mixtape (So)ul Amazing.

See also


  1. ^ "Jim Barnes". Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ James "Bad News" Barnes.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from

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