Barnes won title with Boston, Olympic gold
LITTLE ROCK -- Jim Barnes, an Arkansas native who went on to play in the Olympic Games and in the NBA, has died.
Barnes, 61, died Sept. 14 at a hospital in Silver Springs, Md. He had had heart attacks and strokes in the past.
Barnes, a native of Tuckerman, Ark., was the top overall pick in the 1964 National Basketball Association draft.
He played on the 1968-69 NBA champion Boston Celtics team, which defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.
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