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Bernard King

Basketball Player
Male
Born Dec 4, 1956
Age 59
Hometown Brooklyn, New York
Height 6' 7'' (2.0m)
Weight 92988.0 lb (42179...
Nationality American

Bernard King is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA. He played 14 seasons with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and the Washington Bullets.

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CHILDHOOD

1956 Birth Born on December 4, 1956.

TWENTIES

1977 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Bernard King attended college at the University of Tennessee and was selected 7th overall in the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Nets, who months later relocated from Uniondale, New York to New Jersey and became known as the New Jersey Nets. … Read More
1983 26 Years Old He would later surpass this record with his 2,027 point season in 1983-84, earning the first of his back-to-back All-NBA First Team selections.
1984 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 31, 1984, as a Knick, King made history by becoming the first player since 1964 to score at least 50 points in consecutive games: scoring 50 points on 20 for 23 shooting with 10 free throws in a 117-113 Knicks victory over the San Antonio Spurs on January 30, and following it up with another 50 point performance in another road victory - this time in a 105-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks - on 20 for 28 shooting and 10 free throws.
King led the NBA in scoring in 1985 with 32.9 points per game and was selected twice to the All-NBA First Team and three times to the NBA All-Star Game.

THIRTIES

1987 30 Years Old Despite averaging 22.7 points per game during his first six games back, it was clear that King's explosiveness was diminished, and this prompted the New York Knicks to release him at the end of the 1987 season.
1991 34 Years Old However, King would have a very successful comeback with the Washington Bullets, improving his scoring average each year with the squad and returning to the All-Star Game one last time in 1991, his final full season in the NBA. … Read More

FORTIES

2004 47 Years Old In 2004, King was nominated for election into the Basketball Hall Of Fame. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old During the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, a panel of basketball analysts for the TNT network selected Bernard King as one of nominees of the "Next 10", a list of 10 unofficial additions to the NBA's 50 greatest players list in honor of the NBA's 60th anniversary.

FIFTIES

2007 50 Years Old On February 13, 2007, Bernard King's number 53 was retired at the halftime of the Tennessee-Kentucky men's college basketball Game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. … Read More
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