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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Complete Bio | Summary | Complete Stats
G
FG%
3PFG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Stls
Blks
Pts
PPG
874
.518
.172
.730
5,060
5.8
2,863
3.3
866
230
19,655
22.5
Full Name: Bernard King
Born: 12/4/56 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
College: Tennessee
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 with New York Knicks, 9/28/82; Golden State matched offer, then traded King to New York, 10/22/82; Signed with Washington Bullets, 10/16/87; Signed with New Jersey Nets, 2/6/93
Height: 6-7
Weight: 205 lbs.
High School: Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn)
Honors: All-NBA First Team (1984, '85);
All-NBA Second Team (1982); All-NBA Third Team (1991); NBA Comeback Player of the Year (1981); All-Rookie team (1978);
Four-time All-Star (1982, '84, '85, '91).