Bernard King, aka the “King of New York” was born on this date in Brooklyn in 1956. Bernard is primarily known for his years with the Knicks and the Bullets, but did you know that he also spent time with three other NBA teams?
After a stellar career at the University of Tennessee, King was drafted by the Nets where he played from 1977 - 79. He was off to Utah for the 1979 - 80 season before spending two years with the Warriors. He debuted with the Knicks at the start of the 1982 - 83 season and spent four years in the Garden. The Knicks released King after the 1987 season following a devastating knee injury that kept him out for an entire year. The Bullets took a chance on King and it paid off with him making a comeback in DC. After four years in the capital he was out of the game for a year before ending his career back where it all started with the Nets.
Happy 57th Birthday to this Hall of Famer and legend of the game!
New York lost a legend today in Lou Reed, who was also an avid Knicks fan. Always a contrarian, he is pictured above, not caring what’s on the jumbotron but is likely instead trying to analyze J.R. Smith’s tattoos. Below, we can only imagine what Alicia Keys and Lou Reed talk about during Knicks games. Either her role in Smokin’ Aces or why Nate Robinson didn’t get enough minutes would be my guess.
Happy Canada Day to all, but especially new Knick Andrea Bargnani. Let’s hope he can still get Primo Pasta - “Canadian Wheat Makes It Good” - in New York City, because where else is he going to get authentic Italian food?
"I told Mike Woodson a thousand times that I don’t pick and roll on Shabbos! Saturday is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don’t work on defense, I don’t pass the ball, I don’t hedge on screens, I don’t rotate on shooters, I don’t turn on the oven, and I sure as shit don’t pick and roll!"
(Thankfully for the Knicks, tipoff will occur just after sunset tonight.)