Mar 30, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT
The official announcement isn’t until Monday, but word is leaking out about this year’s class for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. For example, Don Nelson is deservedly in.
Bernard King — Knicks legend and one of the better pure scorers the game has ever seen — did not make the cut with voters, reports the New York Post.
King has been a nominee five times, and is currently an MSG Network broadcaster… King was with the Knicks from 1982-’86. The small forward averaged 22.5 points per game in his career and a career-high 32.9 for the Knicks in the 1984-’85 season.
Don’t ask me why he didn’t make the cut — I’d have a better chance at explaining string theory to you than what the Hall of Fame voter guidelines are.
But rather than me telling you how great King was, how about Charles Barkley.
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