Ed Odeven Reporting

This is the opening section of a column that appears on the Nothing But Nylon website.

By Ed Odeven

Bernard King was not accorded the proper respect that he deserves: legitimate recognition of his greatness. His name should’ve been included on the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, which was unveiled a few weeks ago.

In 2006,TNT published an articlethat provided a revealing look at the network broadcasters’ thoughts on which players are the next 10, a decade after the 50 greatest players were celebrated in connection with the league’s golden anniversary.

Legendary play-by-play announcer Marv Albert said he would’ve included King’s name among the next 10.

While Magic Johnson, Larry Bird,Julius “Dr. J” Ervingand other superstars commanded attention and won NBA titles in the 1980s before Michael Jordan ascended to the top of the basketball pecking order – and stayed there until he retired (the first…

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