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Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 1:10 pm  |  29 responses

Bernard King Finally Makes the Hall of Fame


At long last, the Hall of Fame has officially recognized the greatness of Bernard King. The New York Knicks legend will be enshrined this year. Per the NY Post: “According to a source, the Brooklyn-born King will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the announcements Monday at the Final Four in Atlanta. [...] King played from 1982-87 with the Knicks and his career was shortened by knee trouble. He was disappointed in recent years about being passed over for the Hall. King did the 50-50 combo during the 1984-85 season. King averaged 26.5 points during his Knicks career and holds the single-game scoring record of 60 points on Christmas Day 1984 against the Nets, the team that drafted him with the seventh overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft. King, who had been nominated for the Hall six times, played his first two seasons (1977-79) with the Nets and also finished his career in New Jersey in 1992-93. 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 Carmelo Anthony joined the Knicks, he said King was his idol growing up, and, at the All-Star Game, called him a ‘no-brainer’ for the Hall of Fame. ‘He deserves it,’ Anthony said after scoring 41 in the Knicks’ 101-83 win last night. ‘It’s about time. He deserved it a long time ago.’”

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  • Abaci

    Congrats B! well deserved.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Finally. I don’t think there has been a reoccurring issue that has bothered me more than this over the last couple years.

  • KoloradoKobe

    FINALLY.

  • Tupac

    He deserves it.

  • robb

    loooooooooooooooooooooooong overdue

  • roscoe

    who is this benad king guy?

  • Max

    Reggie made it before the king lol.

  • danpowers

    what about spencer haywood? neither a nice snub-move by the hof commitee

  • danpowers

    was about time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rorodabluman Roy Blumenfeld

    For all the people who have forgotten or never knew how lethal he was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpbzXp88Urg
    Happy this finally has happened.

  • RKJ92

    wow.. and your a basketball fan..? -.-

  • roscoe

    i am a baller son

  • RKJ92

    naw.. stop dis.. your just a teen on varsity most likely, behind his computer not a baller.

  • Dingo

    Great! I hope they stop playing that NBA ad with Spike Lee now. ‘BK from BK, he was stoppin and poppin.’ Always seemed to me a campaign to justify his induction when none was needed

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i do think he deserves to be in, but not nearly as much as King did. Haywood’s best season was in the ABA, And his prime only lasted like 4 years.

  • danpowers

    sure, kings nba carreer went a bit better. i was just a but suprised by that article here as i didnt know about his lawsuit b4 http://nba.si.com/2013/04/07/spencer-haywood-hall-of-fame-snub-reversal-not-elected/?sct=uk_t2_a5

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that lawsuit is not what is keeping him out. he can feel that way all he wants, but that’s not what the problem with his candidacy is.

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    he is not in because for half of his NBA career he was barely an average player.

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    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/haywosp01.html#1977-1983-sum:per_game

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    Essentially he was Derrick Coleman, look —> http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=1&p1=haywosp01&y1=1983&p2=colemde01&y2=2005

  • danpowers

    thanks, talking to you is always salutary and informative… as long as it aint bout the knicks lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol i appreciate that

  • danpowers

    one more question: does the hof commitee exclude ABA performances from their considerations?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    HOF is just the basketball HOF. so any contribution to basketball. But Haywood only played 1 year in the ABA, can’t really try and use that one season as his HOF resumè you know what i mean?

  • danpowers

    true true. i wouldnt call 20 and 10 over 800+ games average tho, but got your point, seems like he wasnt really superstar-productive

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i didn’t say he was average, i said for HALF his career he was barely an average player. he was great in his prime, but that just didn’t last very long at all.

  • danpowers

    also got it that way. just my 2 cents to that thing lol

  • danpowers

    respect the game son!

  • roscoe

    i respect B. King. Great baller. i just like giving NY-ers a hard time when I can.

    he earned the HOF

  • roscoe

    how do you know i am behind a computer screen?

  • danpowers

    as if we wouldnt have had a hard time already in the last decade. be nice man! lol

  • danpowers

    we had a rough decade, just be nice man! lol

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