Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Hosts ViSalus Entrepreneur & ViMillionaire GJ Reynolds and co-host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. GJ Reynolds and Neil Haley, The Total Tutor, interviewed Rick Barry to find out about life after basketball and his latest business ventures.
Elected to the NBA Hall of Fame in 1987, Barry is the only player in history to lead the NCAA, NBA, and ABA in scoring. His name appears near the top of every all-time offensive list. He scored more than 25,000 points in his professional career and in four different seasons averaged more than 30 points. He was named to 12 All-Star teams, four All-NBA First Teams, and five All-ABA First Teams. Barry was a nearly unstoppable offensive juggernaut, a passionate competitor with an untempered desire to win. According to reports, his fiery competitiveness would occasionally grate on rivals—and teammates, too.
In the interview, Barry shared how he first became a broadcaster and was able to maintain that role for many years. He always wanted to have something to fall back on after his career.
Currently Barry is enjoying his youngest son playing basketball at the college of Charleston. “I have been really blessed,” Barry said. “Being able to watch my son play basketball, and enjoy life, what a great thing. I have had blessed life.”
“Living those life experiences are fantastic,” said co-host Reynolds.
Barry said that he feels that parents who pressure their children into sports are wrong. He’s adamant about parents easing up on their kids and letting them find their own path.
“As a parent I do not put pressure on my kids,” Barry confirmed. “You are there support them. It is very sad to see parents who pressure their children.”
Another endeavor that Barry talked about was the basketball shoe that he invested in, Ektio. He learned about the shoe from Dr. Barry Katz, and the shoe saved his son from a serious injury. According to Barry, the independent reviews have been fantastic.
Barry spends some of his time now putting together fishing trips for businesses. He has trips to Alaska and Mexico planned and, Barry said, if he gets enough people on the trip he would bring another celeb along with him.
“You need find something your passion about it, apply yourself to it, the more you learn the bigger the foundation,” Barry said.