Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  22 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Dana Barros


Dana Barros was drafted 16th overall by the Seattle Supersonics in 1989. He backed up Gary Payton for 4 years in Seattle before being traded to the 76ers (via the Hornets) in ’93. He thrived in Philadelphia and earned All-Star honors in 1995 when he averaged 20.6 pts, 7.5 asts, 1.8 stls and shot 46% from 3-point land. He also won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award that year. After a breakout year in Phili, Barros signed with his hometown Boston Celtics where he was used mostly as a backup PG. In 2000 he was traded to the Pistons and was subsequently waived by them in 2002. He rejoined the Celtics briefly in 2004 before retiring. Barros stood at 5’11″, 160 lbs. He had a pretty solid career considering his size and the monsters he was going up against every night. Shout out to MISIEK for the mix.


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  • rob stewart

    Tell him to take AI’s jersey off

  • dee

    D.Barros was killing em when he was @ Boston College and had a pretty solid career as a pro. Undersized but the ball don’t lie…Dana Barros was a shooter. Mattapan’s Finest!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Looking like Allen Iverson on the juice out there.

  • kbj

    perimiter shooting = wet

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Man, I forgot he put up those kind of numbers in 95′…impressive.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    That 3-ball for the game he catches and shoots in the air in one motion is one of the greatest plays ever.

  • jarrett

    never heard of this dude before

  • giogolo

    how about eric montross..reggie lewis..forgot the other names..uughh.

  • logues

    shawn bradley throwin it down!

  • logues

    and damn, that was a good a$$ song from anyone, not just an nba player

  • http://www.triplajunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I love how the young guys have such a limited scope on who was who back in the day…. and I’m taking only about 1993-1998?! To some young ‘uns that was ‘before their time’…. but it was only recent history and certainly the GLORY years prior to the lock out there in 1999.
    Dana Barros
    Chris Gatling (features in many Shawn Kemp videos for the wrong reason)
    Vin Baker
    Steve Smith
    Alonzo Mourning
    JR Reid
    Stacey Augmon (the plastic man!)
    Mookie Blaylock (which was also the name of the band pearl jam before they got big)
    David Wesley
    Dale David & Antonio Davis
    Travis Best
    the list goes on and on…….

  • Heals

    DB!!! I hear ya Dacre, throw Robert Pack on that list too…

  • andrew

    dont sleep on:
    Glen Rice (for three!)
    Jamal Mashburn
    Nick Van Exel..

  • ai come back

    dont you dare forget eddie jones and larry johnson

  • golden state

    mitch richmond
    tim hardaway
    chris mullen

  • gaber

    Sean Elliot

  • Gus

    include one of the original thugz, SPREE!

  • flipnoyce

    Dana was killin it from behind the arc back then.96 Celtics had him along with Chauncy Billups,Bruce Bowen,Dino Radja,David Wesley, Ron Mercer, Antoine Walker,Dee Brown, Greg Minor, Rick Fox.The time which when C’s were a bottom dweller! @ dee,Once in a while I see this dude walking around Braintree Mall.

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  • SikhWitIt

    Amen Dacre! Don’t forget Kenny Anderson and Jim Johnson (lockdown defender) either

  • tavoris

    Eddie Johnson
    Jeff Malone

  • B-More Mike

    Billy Owens
    Sidney Moncrief
    Ricky Pierce
    Andrew Toney