Beard King was chosen in the second round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets and averaged 24.2 points per game to make the All-Rookie Team. A 6-foot-7 205-pound forward King was traded to the Utah Jazz in 1979 but missed most of the season with a severe knee injury and was sent to the Golden State Warriors. King was named Comeback Player of the Year after averaging 21.9 points a game in 1980-81. Golden State traded him to the New York Knicks in 1982. With New York King led the NBA in scoring with 32.9 points a game in 1984-85. Over the course of his career in just 874 regular season games he scored 19655 points an average of 22.5 per game and he added 687 points in 28 playoff games a 24.5 average. Beard King has hand signed thisphotograph of him posing for a portrait in front of Madison Square Garden in New York New York. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.