Spike Lee Recounts Bernard King’s ‘BIG’ Christmas Game

Lifetime Knicks fan Spike Lee stars and directs in his personal recount of the time Bernard King scored 60 points on Christmas Day against the visiting New Jersey Nets in 1984. While “Get Up Stand Up” by Public Enemy from their “Most of My Heroes STILL Don’t Appear on NO Stamp” album plays in the background. Titled “The King of New York“, see why Carmelo Anthony draws comparisons to the great Bernard King decades later.


Bernard King scored 60 points for the Knicks, but it still wasn’t enough as the Nets won 120-114.