4. Bernard King
Bouts with injuries cut Bernard King’s career short, but they couldn’t prevent him from becoming one of the greatest players in New York Knicks history. In just four seasons, King carved his face into New York’s Mount Rushmore.
A very strong case could be made that he’s the greatest scorer in franchise history.
King won the 1985 scoring title with a career-best average of 32.9 points per game. Impressively, he did this while shooting an absurd 53.0 percent from the field.
Those numbers are as impressive as they sound.
According to Basketball-Reference.com, King is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to average at least 32.0 points on 53.0 percent shooting or better.
With a pair of All-NBA First Team nods during his Knicks career, it cannot be overstated how incredible King truly was.
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