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.”
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