Bernard King is a retired small forward from the University of Tennessee who played for the New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, and Washington Bullets. King was a four-time NBA All-Star.
He was drafted 7th overall in the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Nets, who would move to New Jersey shortly thereafter. in January 1984 King became the first player since 1964 to score 50 points in a game on consecutive days.
In March 1985 King would have a knee injury that would slow him down and eventually force him into retirement. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. At the date of his retirement he ranked 16th in career points in the NBA.
King was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013