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Bernard King
One of the most explosive scorers of his era, Bernard King had a fascinating career. Major knee reconstruction cost him two years at the peak of his abilities. When he returned to the court despite great odds against a comeback, he had to adjust his style of play to accommodate his diminished physical abilities. He proved many skeptics wrong when he became an All-Star. He poured in more than 19,000 points in a career spent with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, and Washington Bullets. more...
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G FG% 3PFG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Stls Blks Pts PPG
874 .518 .172 .730 5060 5.8 2863 3.3 866 230 19655 22.5
Full Name: Bernard King
Born: 12/4/56 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
College: Tennessee
High School: Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Honors: NBA Comeback Player of the Year (1981); All-NBA First Team (1984,1985); All-NBA Second Team (1982); All-NBA Third Team (1991); NBA All-Rookie Team (1978)
Height: 6-7
Weight: 205 lbs.
Drafted by: New Jersey Nets, 1977 (seventh overall)
Transactions: Traded to Utah Jazz (10/2/79); Traded to Golden State Warriors (9/11/80); Signed as free agent with New York Knicks (9/28/82); Warriors matched offer, then traded to Knicks (10/22/82); Signed as free agent by Washington Bullets (10/16/87); Waived by Bullets (1/22/93); Signed as free agent by New Jersey Nets (2/6/93)
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