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Interview with Bernard King: Perseverance, Knicks memories and big games

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Basketball Hall of Famer Bernard King joins the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast to discuss his new book, Game Face, and memories of his career, including his playoff battles on the New York Knicks and overcoming a gruesome knee injury to play again in the NBA after two years of recovery.

He also discusses his analytical approach to basketball from a young age, coming into the NBA in an unsettled era before Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, competing against Julius Erving as rookie with the New Jersey Nets, going through rehab for alcohol addiction, rebuilding his career with the Golden State Warriors and coach Al Attles, joining the Knicks as a free agent, breaking a playoff record for scoring in a classic battle vs. Isiah Thomas and the Pistons, matching up with Larry Bird and the Celtics, becoming the first NBA player to return from a torn ACL, going to the Washington Bullets and becoming an all-star once again, his playing days and friendship with Moses Malone, when he realized his career was over, and much more.