Reggie King was appropriately selected by the Kansas City Kings with the 18th pick in the 1979 NBA draft. Coming out of the University of Alabama, King would see immediate playing time, landing on the NBA hard-wood for all 82 regular season games as a rookie. He would average 8.2 points per game with 6.9 rebounds per game in that initial campaign.
His sophomore NBA season was even more of a success. He scored over 1,000 points without starting a single game. He played in 81 games, but did not start in any of them. He would also play in 15 playoff games that season, scoring an impressive 319 points.
He had earned his starting position with the Kings, and would be there for 76 of 80 games in the 1981-82 NBA season. 1,000 points was not in the cards, but King came very close, notching 967.
Playing time and subsequently production trailed in the following season with the Kings, before a trade would land King with the Seattle Super Sonics. King would wind up his NBA career with two seasons as a Sonic.
For his NBA career, King scored 3,898 points with 2,707 rebounds.
Did you know.................King was a second team AP All-American with the Crimson Tide?
sources: nba.com, basketball-reference.com