What's Your Story: Rick Barry


Rick Barry is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he was named to the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players list, and he is the only player in the history of the game to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring for an individual season.

Why did you start reading Vince?
I started reading him several years ago, when someone told me I should be reading him.  

Do you have a favorite book?
I love all of Vince’s books. Mitch Rapp is one of the greatest characters of all time and I just pray they start making the movies soon.  

What book would you recommend to friends?
Every one of them.  They should start with American Assassin first and read each and every one. 

Who do you envision when you read about Mitch Rapp?
I envision myself.  I can’t stand bad people, and the fact the he goes out and kicks ass; I love it.

If you could be a character in a Vince Flynn novel, who would you be?
I would want to be a guy Mitch respected.  Someone he would come to for advice, and if he needed help, I would go along with him on assignments.

What’s your favorite aspect of Vince’s novels?
The other characters in the book are really cool, Stansfield and Kennedy; just exceptionally well developed.  It is fun to see how they have evolved.  Plus, the twists and turns in the stories are good; it is not all the same thing.  They are exciting books that you just can’t put down.

What’s next for you?
I am involved with a number of business ventures.  I am getting ready to launch a website and a blog about the basketball and the NBA.  Plus, I put together fishing trips to Alaska, where I know some of the best lodges.