Bernard King
American basketball player
Bernard King
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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Latrell Sprewell and other former Knicks sit with owner James Dolan
ABC News - 10 days
Latrell Sprewell attended Sunday's New York Knicks- San Antonio Spurs game as a guest of the organization, sitting next to owner James Dolan, four days after fan favorite Charles Oakley was physically removed from the arena and arrested. Sprewell and Dolan had long been at odds. Sprewell, who helped lead the Knicks to the Finals in 1999, screamed obscenities at Dolan in his first game back at the arena in 2003, following a trade from the Knicks to the Minnesota Timberwolves, leading to their icy relationship. "I can't tell you why I haven't been back here, but I'll tell you when I left, I was not happy," Sprewell said to ABC. "New York is like a second home for me. I love the fans here. The fans have embraced me. There's no place like the Garden to play in. I mean, who wouldn't want to play in the Garden?" Dolan was flanked by ex-Knicks on Sunday, with Bernard King to his left and Sprewell to his right....
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If it's not broken, don't try to fix Warriors' Curry
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
[...] if we're to believe Charles Barkley, it's not enough for Stephen Curry to provide nine assists per game while carving a place for himself on the NBA's Mount Rushmore of marksmanship. In a conference call with TNT's lead analysts Thursday, Barkley claimed that Curry tends to pass only out of necessity and that he won't be a "great player" until he spearheads an offense built around rapid ball movement - whoever winds up taking the shot. If you asked hard-core NBA fans around the country to name the five players they'd pay to see, Curry's name would be a constant. Curry has often been compared to Steve Nash, but to be more accurate, only one other elite point guard in NBA history has ranked with the purest, most creative shooters of his time, and that's Isiah Thomas. While some of Thomas' contemporaries took the traditional point-guard route with great success - Magic, John Stockton, Maurice Cheeks, Kevin Johnson - Isiah wasn't afraid to engage in a shootout with Michael Jordan ...
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Anthony Sets Records With 62 Points as Knicks Roll
NYTimes - about 3 years
Carmelo Anthony shot his way past Kobe Bryant, Bernard King and Kevin Durant, and he pulled off one more impressive achievement.     
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Bernard King Says He Faced Racism At Tennessee
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bernard King says he dealt with racism off the court that included clashes with police while starring for Tennessee in the 1970s. In an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary airing Tuesday, King said that former Volunteers coach Ray Mears warned him that he'd heard some local officers would "do anything to get him." King, the first former Tennessee player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. cites one incident in which he says an officer hit him in the head with the butt of his gun while responding to a loitering report. The documentary, titled "Bernie and Ernie," focuses on the friendship of King and former Tennessee teammate Ernie Grunfeld. King played for Tennessee from 1974-77 after arriving from Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. He said he had never talked about the racism he encountered during his college years with anyone but his family before discussing the issue in the film. "The basic reason is relatively simple," King ...
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Bernard King's comeback was as Hall-worthy as his NBA career
The Tennessean - over 3 years
Former Tennessee and NBA great Bernard King said it was what happened between a torn ACL in his right knee on March 23, 1985, and his return two years later that defined his NBA career.
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HIGHLIGHTS: Bulls Snap Another Streak
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
CHICAGO -- The win streak's over. Bigger goals remain in play. All the New York Knicks could do was shrug off this one. Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York 118-111 in overtime Thursday night and end the Knicks' 13-game run. "It's over with," coach Mike Woodson said. "You can't win them all." Carmelo Anthony missed a potential winner at the end of regulation, and Robinson took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in overtime to lift the Bulls to another streak-breaking win. "It would have been nice if Melo knocks down that shot," Woodson said. "We could have walked out of here with a win. It didn't happen." Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16, and the Bulls busted a long run for the second time in about a two-week span, ending the Miami Heat's 27-game streak – the second-longest in NBA history – on March 27. They put the Knicks' longe ...
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Divsion Champions
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
NEW YORK -- They hung nicely in the lockers, T-shirts that can only be won, not bought. "Can't Stop NY Knicks," they read. "2013 Division Champions." A "long overdue" prize for the franchise, coach Mike Woodson called it, and one that players set as a top priority in training camp. "It's a great thing to achieve one of your main goals, and now we've just got to go get that gold ball," reserve J.R. Smith said. The Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the Washington Wizards 120-99 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. Anthony put this one away with 21 points during the Knicks' 37-point third quarter that gave them a 95-71 lead. The NBA's scoring leader added eight rebounds and six assists while becoming the first Knick since newly elected Hall of Famer Bernard King with five straight 35-point games. "I just think Melo, he's been on a nice run and I mean it's nice t ...
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Basketball Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2013
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
ATLANTA -- Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Joining Pitino in the class of 2013, announced Monday, are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley. The inductions will take place in Springfield, Mass. in September. Inductees announced previously were Edwin E.B. Henderson, a direct elect by the Early African Pioneer Committee, longtime Indiana Pacers guard Roger Brown, Oscar Schmidt of Brazil, the leading scorer in Olympic history, Richie Guerin, a star for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, and Russ Granik, the longtime assistant commissioner of the NBA.
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12 STRAIGHT
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
OKLAHOMA CITY — Driving to the basket in crunch time, Raymond Felton slipped to the floor and lost the basketball in the process. All he could do was lunge back at it and bat it toward J.R. Smith as the shot clock ticked closer to zero. For the second straight possession, Smith beat the buzzer – this time with a 3-pointer – and the Knicks closed out a 125-120 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. "He makes plays like that. He makes tough shots. Sometimes I think he likes to take the tougher shot than the easier shot. They still go in," said teammate Carmelo Anthony, who had 36 points and 12 rebounds while moving ahead of Kevin Durant to become the NBA's top scorer. "That shot, it was a nail in the coffin." Smith finished with 22 points, including the two biggest shots of the game. He connected on a 23-foot jumper from the right wing as the 24-second clock expired to put New York up 117-113 with 1:30 to play, then swished a 3-pointer with 56.8 ...
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Carmelo Stays Hot
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony gave fans his own reason to celebrate 40. On the night the Knicks honored the 40th anniversary of their last championship team, Anthony finished with 41 points, tying a franchise record with this third straight 40-point game, and New York beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-83 for its 11th straight victory. Anthony, who had 50 points and 40 in his previous two games, equaled Bernard King's 1984-85 mark. New York matched the third-longest winning streak in franchise history. Anthony increased his scoring average to 28.3 points, right behind league leader Kevin Durant's 28.4 heading into their matchup Sunday at Oklahoma City. "It's April, I guess. It's April. It's time to go," Anthony said. J.R. Smith added 30 points for the Knicks, who used a huge third quarter to turn around the game after a lackluster first half on the night they saluted their 1972-73 NBA championship team with a ceremony at halftime. "That's the last team here to ...
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Rick Schwartz: Be Cool
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Oscar season is about to begin (Harvey's 2014 screeners are in the mail) (1); pitchers and catchers are in full bloom. As a guy who produces movies for a living, the former feels about as interesting as Bey and Hova's latest exploits while the latter makes me literally giddy with anticipation. I've been lucky enough to work and play with some of the planet's greatest actors -- Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Robert DeNiro (just to name check a few) -- but for some reason, the only time I get goofy is with athletes. I've considered this odd thing over the years: too much peeking behind the curtain? That night Colin Farrell made me listen to his haiku? Or is it just the unabashed fan that's been there since I was a kid? For me, physical prowess and those indelibly clutch moments are much easier to define than a great acting performance. I admired Bradley Cooper's performance in Silver Linings Playbook, but Holy Shit, did you see J.R. Smith's backwards al ...
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Tim Chartier: Curry on Fire
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lit up Madison Square Garden last week, scoring 54 points for a career high. Curry had the best shooting performance of his career and the best by any player this season. Steph Curry was hot. How hot? Here are the numbers: 54 points, most points scored in a game this season 11-13 on three-point shots 7-7 from the FT line 23 points in the 2nd quarter 6 rebounds, which led the team 7 assists, which led the team 48 minutes Curry, for the first time in his career, played every second of a game that was up for grabs until the last 30 seconds. In some games, players pad their stats after the outcome is clear. Every shot Curry took mattered. What was so special about Curry's night? Only seven players in NBA history have ever scored more at Madison Square Garden. Wilt Chamberlain (six times!), Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, Bernard King (twice), Rick Barry, Richie Guerin and Michael Jordan. The Knicks knew Cu ...
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Spike Lee, 'Red Hook Summer' Director, On 'Do The Right Thing,' 'The Wire' And 'Oldboy'
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
The offices of Spike Lee's Brooklyn-based production company "40 Acres and a Mule," are buzzing -- dozens of people working, eating, talking and taking pictures. The walls are covered in movie and sports collectibles, signs and artwork. There are abstract portraits of Michael Jordan and Muhammed Ali; a framed Sal's pizza box from Spike's seminal 1989 film, "Do the Right Thing"; a collage of Michael Jackson photos; a Reggie Miller-signed Indiana Pacers jersey (seriously); and a street sign with the N-word prominently printed in the center with a giant red strike through it. Overwhelming as these surroundings are, I have one thought going into my Q+A with Spike: "Will he be the interview subject everyone says he is? The controversial, ornery, take-no-prisoners filmmaker?" The atmosphere at his office only reinforces the notion that this is his place, and whatever he says, goes. However, the Spike Lee I meet, in a white jacket sitting in a director's chair, is nothing like the one I ...
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Ask Babe: More questions for the Babe - StandardNet
Google News - over 5 years
... Doug Smith, Charles Smith, "Spud Webb, Hakeem Olajuwon, Wayman Tisdale, Mark Price, Mark Macon, Karl Malone, Bernard King, Tim Hardaway and Kevin Johnson in their own black folder. All are in mint condition as they have been in the album since new
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Raisin Bran college hoops cards fall short on value - Record-Searchlight
Google News - over 5 years
... Horace Grant, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Gary Payton, Doug Smith, Charles Smith, "Spud" Webb, Hakeem Olajuwon, Wayman Tisdale, Mark Price, Mark Macon, Karl Malone, Bernard King, Tim Hardaway and Kevin Johnson in their own black folder
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The 4 Jerseys You Gotta Have For Every Team. Day 3: New York - Bloguin (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bernard King -- King bounced around a little bit, but he's known primarily for his time with the Knicks. Those were his best years, and he's probably the best flat-out scorer the Knicks have ever had. He's the only Knick to ever average more than 30
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Krause could be next Bull in Hall of Fame - CSNChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
Bernard King: One of the game's best scorers of his day, King excelled in transition, with his back to the basket, off the dribble and as a perimeter shooter. The smooth forward's best days were with the New York Knicks and although a devastating knee
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bernard King
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 56
    In 2013, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with inductees such as Rick Pitino and Gary Payton.
    More Details Hide Details Some say his candidacy for earlier classes was handicapped by the relatively small number of games he played (874) and the abundance of spectacular small forwards of the era, including the overlapping careers of the superior Julius Erving and Michael Jordan, and other high-scoring "threes" such as Adrian Dantley, Alex English, Dominique Wilkins, and Mark Aguirre. King is now working as a part-time broadcaster for NBA TV as well as the MSG Network, filling in on some occasions as color commentator when Walt Frazier is on vacation.
    He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details His younger brother, Albert, has also played in the NBA during his career.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 31
    Having played 81 games in 1988–89 and all 82 in 1989–90 he had proved the naysayers wrong both on his skills and durability, then walked away on-top as the 1990–91 NBA's #3 scorer and an All-Star for a final time.
    More Details Hide Details After a year-and-a-half hiatus, King returned for an ill-fated 32-game stint with the New Jersey Nets at the end of the '93 season, when knee problems forced him permanently to the sidelines. He retired with 19,655 points in 874 games, good for a 22.5 points per game average and number 16 on the all-time NBA scoring list at the time of his retirement. At the age of 24, King won the NBA's Comeback Player of the Year award for his play during the 1980–1981 season with the Golden State Warriors. That year, King averaged 21.9 points per game after having played just 19 games the season before with the Utah Jazz. On February 13, 2007, Bernard King's number 53 was retired at the halftime of the Tennessee-Kentucky basketball game at Thompson–Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. His jersey number was the first jersey number retired by the Volunteers, who later retired the number of Ernie Grunfeld, King's former teammate. The late 70s Tennessee men's basketball team was known as the "Ernie and Bernie Show" (in reference to Ernie Grunfeld and King) and is viewed as the golden age of UT men's basketball. During an ESPN interview after halftime, King stated he had not returned to the University of Tennessee in more than 30 years, but expressed his sincere appreciation to the University and his plans to return again. His reason for not visiting his alma mater was simply that he had not been asked.
  • 1987
    Age 30
    He used the 1987–88 to solidify his come-back with the Washington Bullets, then launched into three straight +20 point seasons, peaking at a remarkable 28.4 as a 34-year-old in 1990–91.
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    Rehabilitating completely out of the media spotlight, King drove himself back into competitive shape. Despite averaging 22.7 points per game during his first six games back, he had not recovered his pre-injury explosiveness and was released by the Knicks at the end of the 1987 season.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 27
    The next season, on Christmas Day, 1984, King lit up the New Jersey Nets for 60 points in a losing effort, becoming just the tenth player in NBA history to score 60 or more points in a single game.
    More Details Hide Details King had scored 40 points by halftime, and finished the game with 19 of 30 shooting from the field and 22 of 26 from the free throw line. At the peak of his career, however, King suffered a devastating injury to his right leg while planting it under the hoop attempting to block a dunk by Kansas City King Reggie Theus. The March 23, 1985 injury, which included a torn anterior cruciate ligament, torn knee cartilage, and broken leg bone, required major reconstruction, causing King to miss all of the 1985–86 season. To that point no NBA player had returned to form after such a potentially career-ending injury, surgery, and loss of time.
    On a Texas road trip on January 31 and February 1, 1984, King made history by becoming the first player since 1964 to score at least 50 points in consecutive games.
    More Details Hide Details He scored 50 points on 20 for 30 shooting with 10 free throws in a 117-113 Knicks victory over the San Antonio Spurs on January 31. King followed this with another 50 point performance at Dallas, setting a Reunion Arena single-game scoring record in the process. He scored 11 points in both the first and second quarters and 14 points in both the third and fourth quarters. King drew 13 fouls on Mavericks defenders, including Mark Aguirre, who fouled out. King shot 20 for 28 from the field with 10 free throws in the 105–98 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
  • 1983
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1977
    Age 20
    In 1977–78, his rookie season, he set a New Jersey Nets franchise record for most points scored in a season with 1,909, at 24.2 points per game.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details At 6′7″ and 205 pounds, Bernard King epitomized the explosive, high-scoring NBA small forward of the 1980s. With his long arms and quick release, King was a tremendous scorer. Speed permeated his game, whether cutting to the hoop or finishing on the fast-break. King led the NBA in scoring in the season with 32.9 points per game and was selected twice to the All-NBA First Team and four times to the NBA All-Star Game.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on December 4, 1956.
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