Bernard King deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame sign now

Bernard King, one of the all time greatest basketball players who ever donned a uniform both in college and the pros, deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During his prime, especially with the New York Knicks, he was one of the most explosive scorers of his era. In an article written by Don Hareas on the NBA website (http://www.nba.com/features/hareas.html) he quotes Dominique Wilkins as saying, I have never feared anybody that Ive played against Bird, Magic, Doctor, Michael and I respect and love all of those guys, said Dominique Wilkins who entered the Hall last Fall. Bernard King is the only guy that ever scared the hell out of me.





According to Wikipedia, his major career accomplishments are:





Bernard King's career point total of 19,665 ranks him 31st in total scoring in NBA history, as of September 2006. Of the 30 players with more career points, only George Gervin, Bob Pettit and Elgin Baylor played fewer games than King. At the time of his retirement, King ranked 16th on the all-time NBA scoring list.


His 32.9 points per game average in '84-85 is the 21st highest single-season scoring average of all time.


His career scoring average of 22.5 points per game is the 23rd highest all time, as of May 2006.


Bernard King is currently 28th on the all-time field goals made list, with 7,830.


One of 19 NBA players to score 60 or more points in one game.


Recorded eight games of scoring 50 or more points.


Had college jersey number retired.


Had second longest streak of beating the Kentucky Wildcats (5 straight).





In the Hareas article, Wilkins goes on to say, For whatever reason, people get overlooked and I cant explain it. I dont know. But the funny thing is, his peers know. They know what Bernard King meant to this game. They know what he did to players in this game. People at the small forward position, guys did not want to play against Bernard King because they had to work too hard. He was relentless.


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  • 19 November 2015150. S B
    Let Bernard in the HOF
  • 22 October 2015149. Chris K
    I support this petition
  • 17 October 2015148. Hazem S
    I will never forget Bernard King!!!
  • 14 October 2015147. Jack Bevinsj
    Bernard King was the greatest
  • 21 September 2015146. David D
    no brainer
  • 13 September 2015145. David F
    No Question. No one more deserving!!!
  • 31 August 2015144. Scott T
    I support this petition
  • 28 August 2015143. Sophia M
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 2015142. Thomas S
    Its a joke he hasn't been inducted already
  • 25 June 2015141. Mira C
    By all means!
  • 19 April 2015140. Carroll K
    An all time GREAT!!!!
  • 28 March 2015139. Roger S
    Bernard is definetly a Hall of fame Player whose number 30 should also be retired at MSG
  • 17 March 2015138. Dennis R
    One of the best scorers ever to play, explosive reliable, ballplayer. Unstoppable on many a night.
  • 09 March 2015137. Michael Adams
    I support this petition
  • 27 February 2015136. Kent J
    Tennessee B liked to score, but he loved to rebound.
  • 11 February 2015135. Nebojsa Watkins
    I support this petition
  • 19 January 2015134. Robert B
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2014133. Michael G
    Bernard King belongs in the NBA Hall of Fame
  • 15 December 2014132. Judith K
    He was the best
  • 12 December 2014131. Charles K
    He may have been the best
  • 10 December 2014130. Albert Jd
    must get hall of famers who played against him to comment on this injustice
  • 17 October 2014129. Brad S
    Bernard is one of the best of all time.
  • 12 October 2014128. Ronald P
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 2014127. Michael Do
    I support this petition
  • 14 August 2014126. Mack P
    great player
  • 21 June 2014125. Bill T
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition

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