21 Hall of Famers you had no idea played with each other

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18) Bernard King and Patrick Ewing

NBA legend Bernard King was one of the most dominant scorers of the 1970s and 1980s, though he battled injuries throughout his career. At his best, he was among the premiere offensive players in the NBA, averaging 33 points per game during the 1984–85 season.

However, he missed all of the following season, during which time the Knicks drafted a superstar. In 1985–86, a rookie named Patrick Ewing made his debut for the New York Knicks, while King briefly returned.

They were both at very different points in their careers, with Ewing starting what would become an incredible stretch that would feature nine straight seasons averaging at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks per game. Meanwhile, King would play just six games with the Knicks during the 85-86 season.

He would return to the NBA as a member of the Washington Bullets and string together four healthy seasons before losing another year to a knee injury. He briefly played for the Nets before retiring for good in 1993. Ewing, on the other hand, would play 17 seasons in the NBA, including his first 15 with the Knicks, and remain durable throughout his career.

Had King had the same durability, he would be far better remembered than he is today and certainly higher on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Instead, he has become a relatively unknown player among the generations of NBA fans that have come since, and most have no idea that he played with Ewing.