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Bernard King is a Carmelo Anthony fan

Bernard King with the University of Tennessee.

Bernard King with the University of Tennessee. Credit: AP, 1976

Bernard King, who earned induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last Monday, is an Anthony fan. He was in Atlanta the night Anthony had a chance to duplicate King's 1984 feat of back-to-back 50-point games for the Knicks. Anthony finished with 40.

"He’s playing the best basketball of any player in the league," King said. "He has such versatility. He can handle the ball, put the ball on the floor, he can get to the basket. He's very powerful down low. He shoots the three-point shot so he can extend the defense. He can go around. He's a great basketball player."

King said that when he had his 50-50, he tried doing everything the same the second night as the first, including having "a milkshake and a turkey sandwich" before both games.

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