“Wherever you go in terms of bagels and pizza, you can’t go wrong” – Bernard King on living in New York and his favorite Knicks moment – Basketball Network
When Bernard King arrived in the NBA in 1977, he immediately let everyone know what it was all about. And after scoring 24.2 points per game in his first season with the New York Nets, the message was clear. King was all about scoring.
After two seasons with the Nets, King had spells with the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. In 1982, he joined the New York Knicks, the team where he would become a legend.
King loves the Big Apple
Raised in Brooklyn, New York, King felt very comfortable with the Knicks. His five-year stint with the team was the highlight of his career, and to this day King has said his time with the Knicks is still “everything” to him.
“I’m from Brooklyn so i am new yorker“, King said via Sports Illustrated’s Fan Nation. “It means everything to me to have the opportunity to play here during my career with the Knicks, having grown up as a kid honing my skills in the city. I’ve seen him grow and I’m excited to see where is the game. New York basketball is everything.”
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King may be a legend in New York, but he’s still an ordinary resident of “The City That Never Sleeps.” And like any other New Yorker, King also struggles to control those calories because he knows he’d have the best “bagels and pizza” whenever he’s in town.
“I haven’t lived in New York for long, but wherever you go in terms of bagels and pizza, you can’t go wrong.” said the NBA Hall of Fame.
The Best Knick Moment
As a Knick, King made the All-Star three times, and Knickerbockers faithful remember his historic 60-point performance against his former team, the Nets, on Christmas Day in 1984. In his final season in 1985, “B” crowned him by becoming the scoring champion.
Indeed, King has an array of unforgettable moments in New York, but you’ll be surprised to know that his favorite moment as the Knick was as simple as dressing for the Blue and Orange every game.
“You just have to put this uniform in the locker room every night”, The king revealed.
Clyde Frazier, Willis Reed, Patrick Ewing and Earl Monroe are up there in the list of the greatest Knicks of all time. But no doubt, Bernard King has a special place in his heart for New York City.