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Bernard King’s Hall of Fame acceptance speech (VIDEO)

Sep 9, 2013, 3:05 AM EDT

Bernard King, one of the best and most entertaining pure scorers the game had ever seen, is finally in the Hall of Fame.

He deserved this for a while and seemed to savor the moment during his acceptance speech on Sunday. He talked about everything from the Tennessee to the Knicks to his aunt Pearl.

King averaged 22.5 points a game shooting 51.8 percent over the course of his career. He was a four-time All-Star, twice All-NBA First team (and another time on the second team), and more than that he was a Brooklyn kid who brought a little of the NYC street game to the Garden. This was well deserved.

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