Knicks legend Bernard King spoke at the 7th Annual Sneaker Ball that was hosted by Middle Tennessee State University on April 14th at the university’s student union building. The event kicked off at 7 p.m. and included dinner, from which all proceeds and profits made on ticket sales went directly to benefit youth camps in the Midstate. This fantastic basketball gathering was open to the public, and was a lot of fun for everyone who got to attend. King had a chance to talk to the audience about his life and career in the NBA, as well as provide some words of inspiration to his listeners.
The Brooklyn, New York native got his athletic career started in college when he attended the University of Tennessee from 1974 through 1977. He entered the 1977 NBA Draft and was selected as the 7th overall pick by the New Jersey Nets, with whom he played for until 1979. Over the course of his 16 year career in the NBA, King also played with the Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, and Washington Bullets before retiring from the court for good in 1993. The four-time NBA All-Star player won the SEC Player of the Year three times and was also named the 1985 NBA Scoring champion.
King spoke at this year’s First Shot Basketball event, the 7th annual Sneaker Ball, which took place earlier this month at the Middle Tennessee State University campus. All in all it was a great event and they crew were able to raise some funds for good causes in the local area.
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