Bernard King one of 12 inducted into HOF

September, 8, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Sunday's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony had a distinct New York flavor.

Ex-Knicks Bernard King and Richie Guerin were inducted, as was ex-Knicks coach Rick Pitino and Brooklyn native Roger Brown.

Locally, King was the headline act for this ceremony.

For many who rooted for the Knicks in the early 1980s, King was the reason to watch the team.

He averaged an eye-popping 32.9 in 1984-85 and 34.8 points in the 1984 playoffs, establishing himself as one of the best scorers in the NBA.

His stay at the top was cut short by a knee injury, but nearly everyone who saw him play marveled at his brilliance. Now, he's among the greats -- right where he should be.

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