Former Knick and Net Bernard King finally has made it to Springfield. According to a source, the Brooklyn-born King will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the announcements Monday at the Final Four in Atlanta. Ironically, King lives in Atlanta and attended the Knicks game Wednesday at Philips Arena, visiting the locker room after Carmelo Anthony nearly matched his feat of posting back-to-back 50-point games. King played from 1982-87 with the Knicks and his career was shortened by knee trouble. He was disappointed in recent years about being passed over for the Hall. King did the 50-50 combo during the 1984-85 season. King averaged 26.5 points during his Knicks career and holds the single-game scoring record of 60 points on Christmas Day 1984 against the Nets, the team that drafted him with the seventh overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft.
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