Bernard King, aka the “King of New York” was born on this date in Brooklyn in 1956. Bernard is primarily known for his years with the Knicks and the Bullets, but did you know that he also spent time with three other NBA teams?
After a stellar career at the University of Tennessee, King was drafted by the Nets where he played from 1977 - 79. He was off to Utah for the 1979 - 80 season before spending two years with the Warriors. He debuted with the Knicks at the start of the 1982 - 83 season and spent four years in the Garden. The Knicks released King after the 1987 season following a devastating knee injury that kept him out for an entire year. The Bullets took a chance on King and it paid off with him making a comeback in DC. After four years in the capital he was out of the game for a year before ending his career back where it all started with the Nets.
Happy 57th Birthday to this Hall of Famer and legend of the game!