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Knicks, Nets Great Bernard King Reportedly Snubbed Again For Hall Of Fame

NEW YORK (WFAN) — It appears Bernard King will have to wait yet another year for his chance at Hall of Fame immortality.

According to the New York Post, the Knicks great wasn’t voted as one of this year’s inductees. The results will be officially announced Monday afternoon.

It was his second time as a finalist and fifth overall nomination.

“It’s fair to say I’m quite disappointed,” King told the paper. “I was not selected this year with the 2012 class. Obviously, I’m honored to be a finalist. I think it would be a tremendous honor for my family if I’m inducted. It would be wonderful.”

The Brooklyn native averaged 22.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game over his 16-year career.

He started and ended with the Nets, but his best years — including a scoring championship in 1985 — came with the Knicks from 1982-87. King’s relatively low 874 career games is perhaps his biggest obstacle for a Hall selection.

“My professional career and what I did in college and even high school merits selection,” he told the Post. “And hopefully one day I’ll have the opportunity to be inducted.”

Do you think King deserves a Hall bid? Make your case in the comments below…

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  • LouMke

    Nard was an awesome player.

    I remember going over the papers back at Fort Riley or in yongsan and hanging with the fellas. If Nard say, got 20-24 points, we would always say damn, he had an off game.
    Thats how bad he was. Just an unstoppable force. He should have made it his first eligibility year and should have made the top 50 all time cut.
    PS Also much love to my home boy James Silas of Tallulah LA, runner up MVP to Dr J one year.

  • Wayne Rhea

    B-nard King , one of the greatest forwards to play the game , ask anyone who has played against him . Growing up in Brooklyn and playing for the Vanguard Oilers of the City Wide basketball summer League , I had the chance to see him tear up the Breevoot tornament in Bedstuy where he posted numbers that were unbelieveable . From there on to Tennesse with the Bernie n Ernie show , and then on to the pros where he performed at high levels with the NETS n The Knicks . This man changed the game for small forwads in the NBA posting unbelieveable numbers . A real class act who should have been in the hall years ago . I wish him and his family only the best . He deserves to be there . I grew up in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn and those King brothers were from Fort Green where they have donated so much back to that community . God Bless Them .

  • tsoul007

    I don’t know how they choose the people for Hall of Fame but Bernard King should have been in the hall a long time ago. He paid his dues as one of the greatest players in the MBA.

    Let’s wait and see what happens the next time around. He will be in the Hallof Fame for sure.

  • Robert Gold

    Bernard King was one of the most exciting players I have ever weatched. No question that he should be in the Hall of Fame!

  • marna

    Bernard is one of my all time basketball heroes! It is a travesty that he was not inducted in the 1st go round for the HOF. If ever a player deserved/merited this distinction, it is Bernard! No double or triple teaming could ever slow him down! He was a scoring wizard. Induct Bernard NOW!

  • Howard

    when I saw him play ,I remember hearing the song by the pointer sisters,called automatic reffering to benhard king when the knick would warm up

  • Allan

    Yes. I think during his time with the Knocks, he was as unstoppable as Earl Monroe.He absolutely should be selected to the HOF

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