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...
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).