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Bernard King Misses Basketball Hall Of Fame, According to Report

Bernard King again fell short during his fifth year as a Basketball Hall of Fame nominee, according to a New York Post report.

SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 12:   Dennis Rodman gestures during the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall on August 12, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 12: Dennis Rodman gestures during the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Hall on August 12, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Former New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets star Bernard King was not elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this season, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

A league source told Berman that King, who was nominated for the fifth time this year, did not receive enough votes to be part of the 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. The Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on Monday.

King averaged 22.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during a 14-year career that ended in 1993. He began and ended his career with the Nets, playing his first two seasons in New Jersey and returning from a one-and-a-half year hiatus to end his career with a 32-game stint in New Jersey in 1993. King also spent four years with the Knicks, averaging a career-high 32.9 points per game during the 1984-85 season.

Other nominees include Don Nelson, Reggie Miller and Rick Pitino. Nelson has already been informed that he will be inducted.