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Bernard King is star of 'Bernie and Ernie' film

Knicks' Bernard King shooting a basket good for

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ESPN wraps up its latest “30 for 30’’ slate Tuesday with “Bernie and Ernie,’’ a film about Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld, guys from Brooklyn and Queens who transformed Tennessee basketball in the 1970s, reunited as Knicks in the 1980s and remain friends in the 2010s.

Their unlikely bond forms the spine of the documentary, but its most arresting moments are King’s recollections of his emotionally...

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