Bernard King Rumors
Can you name your all-time Knicks starting five? John Starks: Well, I would come off the bench, because there are so many great players in Knicks history. I’d choose obviously Clyde [Walt Frazier], Earl [Monroe], Bernard King, Patrick [Ewing]… And I would have to put my man Oak [Charles Oakley] in there.
When I covered the then-Washington Bullets for The Washington Post, at the end of one practice during training camp in 1989, two guys fighting to make the roster were in the locker room. It was just the two of them, both Black, and me. I wasn’t interviewing them; I was waiting for someone else. They were talking with one another, oblivious to my presence. And every other word was the N-word/’ga version. At that moment, Bernard King, the team’s star at the time, was walking through the locker room. He heard them talking. He stopped. He turned around. “Hey,” he said to them. “We don’t use that word in here.”
Basketball-Reference: Julius Randle had 44 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists last night. The last @New York Knicks player to post those numbers in a game was Bernard King stathead.com/tiny/GSRh1 pic.twitter.com/ruKWGpOLFD
Bernard King is getting an assist from Knicks superfan Ben Stiller. The Post has learned the 55-year-old Stiller has joined the production team that’s making the Bernard King biopic. The Post reported in April plans to turn King’s memoir, “Game Face,” into a movie, to be produced by Protege Pictures’ Rodney Henry and Ted Field of Radar.
“I’ve been a Knicks fan my whole life and Bernard King was my favorite player,” Stiller stated in an email to The Post. “I never knew the incredibly challenging path he traveled to get there. I’m thrilled to join the team alongside Ted and Rodney, and look forward to bringing this inspiring story to life.”