Bernard King is finally going to get his rightful place in the Hall of Fame. Reports are indicating that the announcement will be made on Monday.
King is best known for his time with the New York Knicks, for whom he played from 1982-1987, a period during which he averaged 26.5 points per game. He began his career with the Nets in 1979 and finished it with them in 1993.
For his career, King averaged 22.5 points. He had a prolific 1984-85 season, averaging 32.5 points. He was was named to four All-Star Games.
King had been nominated six times.
I was lucky enough to watch King in his prime and have a lasting memory of him torching my hometown Detroit Pistons for 43 ppg in a 5 game series which the Knicks won.
Even though I'll never factor in a Hall of Fame voting, I've long been a supporter of King being in the Hall of Fame.
It'll be nice to know that he'll finally get in.