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Bernard King Rumors

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.”

Ben Stiller to help produce Bernard King biopic

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.