Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  24 responses

Report: Bernard King Denied Hall of Fame Entry Once Again

Ugh. Hall of Fame voters continue to keep the great Bernard King out, reports the NY Post: “Bernard King, former Nets and Knicks legend, was not selected as one of the Hall of Fame inductees, a league source said. King has been a nominee five times, and is currently an MSG Network broadcaster. The Hall of Fame will announce its inductees on Monday. The Brooklyn native started and finished his career with the Nets, playing with them from 1977-’79 and again in 1993. King was with the Knicks from 1982-’86. The small forward averaged 22.5 points per game in his career and a career-high 32.9 for the Knicks in the 1984-’85 season. When he joined the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony said that King was his No. 1 idol growing up, and called him a ‘no-brainer’ for the Hall of Fame at the All-Star Game.”

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  • Justin G.

    As Gorilla Monsoon would say, “A real miscarriage of justice”. What is the Hall’s problem with him?


    Bernard King trying to get into the Basketball Hall of Fame reminds me of Art Monk trying to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Monk waited until his 8th year of eligibility to get the call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and this after a hall of fame career in the NFL that lasted 13 years long. Hopefully for King, he eventually gets the call from the Hall.

  • http://www.slamonline.com blackvictory23

    what a travesty

  • Selwyn ( UK )

    This is wrong. Deserved . Guys of a certain age ( like me ) , know that King must be in Hall. Younger guys ; read + watch + learn

  • Heals

    @JustinG, way to hit the time-machine on that one man, good stuff. Anyway just further proof the NBA needs it’s OWN HOF so this BS isn’t as frequent…

  • MikeC.

    For everyone that was on that McGrady thread last week talking about how T-Mac is a lock for the Hall, you’d better chiggidy check yourself before you riggidy wreck yourself. If Bernard isn’t in the Hall, T-Mac doesn’t stand a chance.

  • Ree

    This has gon to far. He souls been in long ago

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/ Paul H

    I have never really seen THAT much of the man, except on youtube and various sources, but even I know this Is ridiculous.

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  • robb

    This makes me sick. I just don’t understand what’s going on.

  • shutup

    So did Reggie get the nod? because if King doesnt make it I don’t see how Miller will either.

  • http://slamonline.com Monte

    Not sure what the NBA is looking for when they make their selecions, but Bernard King was one of the greatest scoring fowards ever in the NBA. Man I seen where Bernard torchered my Pistons and he was injured. Never did Bernard have a bad reputation in the L. Come on NBA get your already scorned reputation back in order.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The NBA doesn’t control the Hall of Fame.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    this is ridiculous. Dominique Wilkins is in the HOF. Chris Mullin is in the HOF. Robert freaking Parish is in the HOF. Talk about being looked over for no f*cking reason. You give Robert Parish a HOF nod because of the team he played on? You give Chris Mullin a nod over better players for no LOGICAL reason. I officially don’t give a damn about the HOF anymore.

  • German Reignman

    It’s a travescamockery

  • bike

    Is it because of his Jewish heritage?

  • jay

    If Bernard doesn’t get in then Reggie shouldn’t either. To be honest both are borderline HOF’ers. We don’t have many first-ballot locks waiting. Iverson and Shaq. That’s about it right?

  • MikeC.

    NBA needs its own HOF. The Naismith Memorial Hall can be for any deserving player, coach, manager, contributor, etc. The NBA hall could honor NBA greatness.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    @nbk pretty much read my mind (Mar.30 at 2:14 pm)… it is litterally illogical to NOT put him in the HOF

  • JP7

    I heard he had a coke problem, but during that time a lot of dudes did, and he had some legal problems and never won a ring. He had amazing talent but the hall of fame is more about the personality and legacy, not just skills and stats. He was sick tho, one of the best midrange games of all time.

  • LA Huey

    Mutombo finger wag

  • jay

    It’s better to have a public outcry like this then a public outcry of “how the hell did he get in” like Reggie is gonna get.

  • larry weinschenker

    Bernard was 1st team All NBA twice, second once and third once.Listen to what his fellow players say about him, Bird, Magic, Barkley, Wilkins, Jordan.They would have him in immediately.In his prime unstoppable and even after tearing his ACL was third in the league in scoring one year.King was one of those players you paid to see play, he was great! Put Bernard in the Hall.

  • BK

    At his best, Bernard King reached heights that few basketball players ever have. Even with a devastating ACL injury, King was #16 on the all-time scoring list when he retired. It’s time to honor the greatness of Bernard King and put him in the HOF!