5. Bernard King, G/F

  • 1982-87
  • 26.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG
  • 2nd in franchise history with 26.5 points per game
  • Basketball Hall of Famer

There was only one shame as it related to Bernard King: the absolute crime it was his Knicks career was so short. Only a severe knee injury separated the great King from becoming, quite possibly, the best Knicks player of all-time.

At the height of his career he was downright scary.

In 1984-85 he led the NBA in scoring with a cool 32.9 points per game while being named to the All-NBA team that season and the one prior. The man could shoot it from the outside, get up-and-down in transition faster than anybody his size, and straight bully defenders in the paint.

He even paved the way in the playoffs for New York. In 1983-84 he helped New York shock the Detroit Pistons in the first round, and then take the eventual champion Boston Celtics to a 7th Game a round later.


Bernard King is quite possibly the scariest Knicks player of all-time.

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