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Bernard King

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4, 1956
Brooklyn, NY
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4, 1956 (age 66)
Brooklyn, NY


4-time NBA All-Star and 2-time All-NBA First Team selection who was known for his long arms, quick release, and ability to score at will. Best remembered for his time with the New York Knicks, his career spanned from 1977 to 1991 with a brief comeback in 1993.

Before Fame

He was the 7th overall NBA draft pick in 1977 after playing three years of college basketball at the University of Tennessee.


He set a New Jersey Nets record in the 1977-1978 season for the most points scored by a rookie.

Family Life

His younger brother Albert spent nine years in the NBA as a guard and forward. He married Shana Taylor and he has a daughter named Amina.

Associated With

He was taken one pick ahead of center Jack Sikma in the 1977 NBA Draft.