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"Wherever you go in terms of bagels and pizza, you can’t go wrong" - Bernard King talks about living in New York and his favorite Knicks moment

His five-year stint with the team was the highest point of his career, and to this day, King said that his time with the Knicks is still “everything” to him.
Bernard King

Bernard King

When Bernard King arrived in the NBA in 1977, he immediately let everybody know what he was all about. And after registering 24.2 points per game in his debut 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 the 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 at home with the Knicks. His five-year stint with the team was the highest point of his career, and to this day, King said that his time with the Knicks is still “everything” to him.

“I’m from Brooklyn so I am New York,” King said via Sports Illustrated’s Fan Nation. “It means everything to me having 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 it evolved and I’m delighted to see where the game is at. 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 just like any other New Yorker, King also finds it hard to control those calories as he knows he would have the best “bagels and pizza” whenever he’s in the city.

“I haven’t lived in New York in a long time, but wherever you go in terms of bagels and pizza, you can’t go wrong,” the NBA Hall of Famer said.

The best Knick moment

As a Knick, King made the All-Star three times and is remembered by the Knickerbockers faithful for his historic 60-point performance against his former team, the Nets, on Christmas Day in 1984. In his final season in 1985, “B” capped it off 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 a Knick was as simple as suiting up for the Blue and Orange every single game.

“Just putting on that uniform in the locker room every night,” 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 arguably, Bernard King has a special place in his heart for the city of New York.

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