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    Exclamation Marvin ( bad news) Barnes dead at 62......

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    ==/The death was confirmed by Kevin Stacom, a scout for the Dallas Mavericks, who was a teammate of Barnes’s on the Providence College team that reached the Final Four of the N.C.A.A. tournament in 1973. Barnes, who had been drug-free for several years, had recently succumbed to his addiction again, Stacom said.

    A first-team all-American at Providence who led the nation in rebounding in his senior year, the 1973-74 season,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagirt View Post
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    ==/The death was confirmed by Kevin Stacom, a scout for the Dallas Mavericks, who was a teammate of Barnes’s on the Providence College team that reached the Final Four of the N.C.A.A. tournament in 1973. Barnes, who had been drug-free for several years, had recently succumbed to his addiction again, Stacom said.

    A first-team all-American at Providence who led the nation in rebounding in his senior year, the 1973-74 season,
    This headline is either not very timely (Jim "Bad News" Barnes died over a decade ago) or inaccurate (Marvin Barnes, not Jim "Bad News" Barnes, died recently).

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    It was Marvin, and he did go this week.

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    In any event it was posted in the wrong forum, so I had to move it AND changed the thread title.

    Seagirt, ya gotta tighten up buddy.

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    jim and marvin barnes often mistaken, both dead

    Quote Originally Posted by AFCEastFan View Post
    This headline is either not very timely (Jim "Bad News" Barnes died over a decade ago) or inaccurate (Marvin Barnes, not Jim "Bad News" Barnes, died recently).
    THAT is correct. These two are often mistaken. Both died fairly young.

    =It’s time to set the historical record straight.

    Many references to the late Marvin Barnes included a nickname, “Bad News,” supposedly earned from his off-the-court problems with drugs and the law. This is erroneous.





    The nickname actually belonged to Jim Barnes, a 6-foot-8-inch center who picked up the tag at Texas Western because he was such a formidable player that he was “bad news” for opponents.

    Jim Barnes was the Knicks’ first draft choice in 1964, chosen a round ahead of Willis Reed and two rounds in front of Butch Komives. He had a seven-year NBA career, which included a 126-game stint with the Celtics spread over the 1968-69 and 1969-70 seasons.

    When Marvin Barnes appeared on the scene, people gradually appropriated the nickname for him. This was unfair to the real “Bad News” Barnes, whose nickname had a positive connotation.

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