Somewhere in New York City, there's a young, up and coming baller impressing all as he works hard to improve his game, modeling his skills after Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony.
Make no mistake that Anthony, too, modeled his game after a former NBA star as he came up in the ranks as well.
Who might have been his boyhood idol, you ask?
Speaking at a promotional event on Friday, Anthony happened to remark, "I've always looked up to Bernard King. He was my favorite player growing up. King was one of the first true small forwards of the basketball game. He was a guy who could go inside with the basketball, or step outside for a shot. He could just flat out get it done on the court."
As it just so happens, King is a Brooklyn native, as is Anthony. King also donned orange and blue and played for his hometown Knicks from 1982-1987, experiencing some of the best years of his career, including a 32.7 point average in 1984-85. He was truly one of the most explosive scorers ever to step foot on the hardwood at Madison Square Garden on behalf of the home team.
Interested in meeting the legend himself who influenced New York's new resident star so heavily? Here's your chance.
Bernard King will in fact be appearing at the Steiner Sports location at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island, tomorrow night, Monday October 17th, from 6:30-8pm to meet Knicks fans and sign autographs.
For more information on how you can attend the event and meet this beloved Knickerbocker, visit the Steiner Sports website.