Report: Bernard King to be Inducted Into the Hall of Fame

Bernard King

According to the New York Post, New York Knicks legend Bernard King, will be inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame, joining Seattle SuperSonics great Gary Payton.

Former Knick Bernard King has finally gotten into the Hall of Fame, according to a source.

The announcements will become official Monday at the Final Four in Atlanta. Ironically, King lives in Atlanta and attended the Knicks game Wednesday.

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. His name came up this week when Carmelo Anthony nearly acheived his feat of posting back-to-back 50-point games. King did that during the 1984-85 season. King averaged 26.5 points during his Knicks career.

King had been nominated six times. The Brooklyn native started and finished his career with the Nets, playing with them starting in 1977-’79 and again in 1993.

King played 14 seasons with the aforementioned Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets, and averaged 22.5 points per game for his career.

This will make Spike Lee very happy.