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Inductee Bernard King poses for a portrait prior to the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on September 8, 2013. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

King, Payton And Pitino Among 2013 Basketball Hall Of Fame Class

King was slowed by a serious knee injury in 1990. But he averaged 22.5 points in his 15-year career with five teams that ended in 1993. Now, he’s a Hall of Famer.


Former NBA player Bernard King speaks at a press conference to announce the Class of 2013 who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 8, 2013. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: It Kills Me To Say It, But Bernard King Is Not A Hall Of Famer

King was only an All-Star four times. He didn’t score 20,000 points, won just one scoring title, never won league MVP and doesn’t have a championship ring. He’s not a Hall of Famer, and it kills me to say that.