NEW YORK (WFAN) – Carmelo Anthony thinks Bernard King’s Hall of Fame immortality is past due.
The Knicks superstar, who called King a “no-brainer” for the Hall during All-Star weekend, doesn’t get why his idol has been snubbed again and again.
“He’s supposed to be in there,” Anthony told the New York Post. “I’m not sure why he’s not.”
King wasn’t voted in as a 2012 inductee, as reported last week by the Post. Results were officially announced Monday afternoon.
It was King’s second time as a finalist and fifth overall nomination. Reggie Miller and longtime coach Don Nelson will instead lead this year’s class.
“It’s sad,” said Anthony.
The Brooklyn native King 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 Hall selection.
“It’s fair to say I’m quite disappointed,” King told the Post last week.
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