Throwback: Bernard King scores 60 at MSG on Christmas
This throwback takes us back to Christmas in 1984.
On this blessed day, Bernard King blessed the Garden with a MSG high 60 points against the Nets. 40 of the 60 came in the first half as the Nets tried as many as 5 different players on him including Buck Williams and Michael Ray Richardson. King finished the game with a ridiculous 19 of 30 from the field and 22 of 26 from the line.
The MSG record stood for 25 years until Kobe Bryant dropped 61 on the Knicks in 2009 and then Carmelo Anthony broke that record with a career-high 62.
As great as Kobe and Melo’s performances were, neither will be remembered as much as the one by the original King of New York – pre Christopher Wallace and Christopher Walken.