Bernard King, NBA Hall of Famer and a college basketball legend, was one of the most explosive scorers in the history of the NBA. Though his NBA career included major knee reconstruction — costing him two years in the prime of his career — King returned to the court despite great odds. He proved skeptics wrong when, at thirty-four, he became the oldest player at that time to start on an NBA All-Star team. King poured in more than 19,000 points in a career spent with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets.
Jerome Preisler is a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books.