Marvin Barnes

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Personal informationMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_0_0
BornMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_1_0 (1952-07-27)July 27, 1952

Providence, Rhode IslandMarvin Barnes_cell_0_1_1

DiedMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_2_0 September 8, 2014(2014-09-08) (aged 62)

Providence, Rhode IslandMarvin Barnes_cell_0_2_1

NationalityMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_3_0 AmericanMarvin Barnes_cell_0_3_1
Listed heightMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_4_0 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)Marvin Barnes_cell_0_4_1
Listed weightMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_5_0 210 lb (95 kg)Marvin Barnes_cell_0_5_1
Career informationMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_6_0
High schoolMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_7_0 Central (Providence, Rhode Island)Marvin Barnes_cell_0_7_1
CollegeMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_8_0 Providence (1971–1974)Marvin Barnes_cell_0_8_1
NBA draftMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_9_0 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overallMarvin Barnes_cell_0_9_1
Playing careerMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_10_0 1974–1986Marvin Barnes_cell_0_10_1
PositionMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_11_0 Power forward / CenterMarvin Barnes_cell_0_11_1
NumberMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_12_0 24, 8, 27Marvin Barnes_cell_0_12_1
Career historyMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_13_0
19741976Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_14_0 Spirits of St. LouisMarvin Barnes_cell_0_14_1
19761977Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_15_0 Detroit PistonsMarvin Barnes_cell_0_15_1
1977–1978Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_16_0 Buffalo BravesMarvin Barnes_cell_0_16_1
1978–1979Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_17_0 Boston CelticsMarvin Barnes_cell_0_17_1
1979–1980Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_18_0 San Diego ClippersMarvin Barnes_cell_0_18_1
1980Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_19_0 Hurlingham TriesteMarvin Barnes_cell_0_19_1
1982–1983Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_20_0 Detroit SpiritsMarvin Barnes_cell_0_20_1
1983–1984Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_21_0 Ohio MixersMarvin Barnes_cell_0_21_1
1985–1986Marvin Barnes_header_cell_0_22_0 Evansville ThunderMarvin Barnes_cell_0_22_1
Career highlights and awardsMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_24_0
Career ABA and NBA statisticsMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_26_0
PointsMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_27_0 5,034 (16.0 ppg)Marvin Barnes_cell_0_27_1
ReboundsMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_28_0 2,873 (9.1 rpg)Marvin Barnes_cell_0_28_1
AssistsMarvin Barnes_header_cell_0_29_0 651 (2.1 apg)Marvin Barnes_cell_0_29_1

Marvin Jerome "Bad News" Barnes (July 27, 1952 – September 8, 2014) was an American professional basketball player. Marvin Barnes_sentence_0

A forward, he was an All-American at Providence College, and played professionally in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Marvin Barnes_sentence_1

College career Marvin Barnes_section_0

In 1973, Barnes was the first player to score 10 times on 10 field goal attempts in an NCAA tournament game, a record surpassed by Kenny Walker, who went 11-for-11 in 1986. Marvin Barnes_sentence_2

He led the nation in rebounding in 1973–74. Marvin Barnes_sentence_3

On December 15, 1973, Barnes scored 52 points against Austin Peay, breaking the single-game school record. Marvin Barnes_sentence_4

At Providence, Barnes averaged 20.7 points, 17.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 89 career games under coach Dave Gavitt. Marvin Barnes_sentence_5

Professional career Marvin Barnes_section_1

Barnes was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the second overall pick in the first round of the 1974 NBA draft and by the Spirits of St. Louis in the 1974 ABA Draft. Marvin Barnes_sentence_6

Barnes opted for the ABA and played for the Spirits in the American Basketball Association from 1974 to 1976 before playing in the National Basketball Association from 1976 to 1980. Marvin Barnes_sentence_7

He had his greatest success in the ABA, where he starred for the Spirits and was named Rookie of the Year for the 1974–75 season. Marvin Barnes_sentence_8

Barnes also shares the ABA record for most two-point field goals in a game, with 27. Marvin Barnes_sentence_9

In 2005, the ABA 2000, the second incarnation of the ABA, named one of their divisions after him. Marvin Barnes_sentence_10

Often the colorful personality, Barnes once refused to board a plane from Louisville to St. Marvin Barnes_sentence_11 Louis. Marvin Barnes_sentence_12

Because the flight was scheduled to arrive (Central Time) before its departure time (Eastern Time), Barnes famously said, "I ain't getting in no damn time machine." Marvin Barnes_sentence_13

He rented a car instead. Marvin Barnes_sentence_14

In 144 ABA games over two seasons, Barnes averaged 21.4 points, 13.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.9 blocks. Marvin Barnes_sentence_15

In 171 career NBA games Barnes averaged 9.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Marvin Barnes_sentence_16

His overall ABA/NBA career averages were 16.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Marvin Barnes_sentence_17

Nickname Marvin Barnes_section_2

Barnes' nickname "Bad News" was derived from his frequent off-court problems, which began when he was a senior at Central High School. Marvin Barnes_sentence_18

He was part of a gang that attempted to rob a bus. Marvin Barnes_sentence_19

Barnes was quickly identified, as he was wearing his state championship jacket with his name embroidered on it. Marvin Barnes_sentence_20

His case was handled by the juvenile justice system. Marvin Barnes_sentence_21

In 1972, while playing center for Providence College, Barnes attacked a teammate with a tire iron. Marvin Barnes_sentence_22

He later pleaded guilty to assault, paid the victim $10,000 and was placed on probation. Marvin Barnes_sentence_23

Barnes violated probation in October 1976 when an unloaded gun was found in his bag at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and served 152 days in Rhode Island state prison. Marvin Barnes_sentence_24

Upon release he returned to the Detroit Pistons. Marvin Barnes_sentence_25

Barnes was arrested for burglary, drug possession, and trespassing. Marvin Barnes_sentence_26

Because of his drug use, Barnes' NBA career was cut short and he wound up homeless in San Diego in the early 1980s. Marvin Barnes_sentence_27

After several rehab programs, Barnes started reaching out to youth in South Providence, where he grew up, urging them not to make the same mistakes he had. Marvin Barnes_sentence_28

Death Marvin Barnes_section_3

On September 8, 2014, Barnes died at the age of 62. Marvin Barnes_sentence_29

The death was confirmed by Kevin Stacom, a scout for the Dallas Mavericks, who was a teammate on the Providence College team that reached the Final Four in 1973. Marvin Barnes_sentence_30

Barnes, who had been drug-free for several years, had recently succumbed to his addiction again, Stacom said. Marvin Barnes_sentence_31

Legacy Marvin Barnes_section_4

In March 2008, Providence College retired his jersey, honoring him along with Ernie DiGregorio and Jimmy Walker. Marvin Barnes_sentence_32

He still co-holds (since tied by MarShon Brooks) the school single-game scoring record of 52 points. Marvin Barnes_sentence_33

See also Marvin Barnes_section_5

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Barnes.