Bernard King is a retired professional basketball player. King attended college at the University of Tennessee and was selected seventh overall in the 1977 NBA draft by the New York Nets, who relocated from Uniondale, New York to New Jersey and became known as the New Jersey Nets.
King was a tremendous scorer, and led the NBA in scoring in the 1984–85 season with 32.9 points per game and was selected twice to the All-NBA First Team and four times to the NBA All-Star Game. In 1977–78, his rookie season, King set a New Jersey Nets franchise record for most points scored in a season with 1,909, at 24.2 points per game. He would surpass this record with his 2,027-point season in 1983–84, earning the first of his back-to-back All-NBA First Team selections. His notable time was in the peak of his career with the New York Knicks, where he would dropped 50+ points in multiple games. Also with the Knicks, King suffered a career-ending injury. Rehabilitating completely out of the media spotlight, King drove himself back into competitive shape. King would make a comeback, and played until the age of 36.
He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013. King has also served as a part-time broadcaster for NBA TV as well as the MSG Network, filling in on some occasions as color commentator. At the time of his retirement, King was 16th on the all-time scoring list.