Vols will retire Bernard King's numbe...

Vols will retire Bernard King's number Tuesday

There are 10 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Feb 12, 2007, titled Vols will retire Bernard King's number Tuesday. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

The University of Tennessee Athletics Department announced plans Monday to retire Bernard King's number.

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Jane

United States

#1 Feb 13, 2007
Oh for God's sake...the man is a thug, a thief, a liar, and everyone is acting like he's the second coming of Christ. I'm very disgusted that UT has chosen a criminal to honor...absolutely disgusting. Glossing over what he did to his fellow players and to the school doesn't mean it didn't happen. Rewriting history is never a good idea.
DDD1064

AOL

#2 Feb 13, 2007
DURING THE RETIREMENT GAME, TELEVISIONS WILL BE SHOT INTO THE UPPER DECKS. RAY MEARS WILL COME OUT OF THE MENTAL INSTITION TO HOIST BERNARD AND HIS JERSEY INTO THE RAFTERS.
Charter Vol

Linden, TN

#3 Feb 13, 2007
Time to realize the Doug Dickey farted in the face of UT's basketball program for years.
Orange Sky Vol Fan

Linden, TN

#5 Feb 13, 2007
I've heard that before but never officially.

What were you doing with Drag Queens ?
hogan

Roanoke, VA

#6 Feb 13, 2007
This is the greatest day in UT history, instead of thinking about the past of someone, consider what they have become. I for one think this the perfect person to honor first in backetball history at UT. Just look at the numbers the man put up!!!!! Then look at the way he changed his life!!!!
Ghost of Stu Aberdeen

Cleveland, OH

#7 Feb 13, 2007
Remind me, please. Wasn't King arrested for stealing a TV from a campus area bar during his tenure in Knoxville? I've searched on Google and can't find any evidence of that story.
BigO

Free Union, VA

#9 Feb 13, 2007
John wrote:
Hey Orange Sky Vol. It's true No I did not hang out with drag queens. And yes he stole a TV among other crimes. Take your orange colored glasses off and join the REAL world
The real world where Tennessee just beat UK? I love the real world.
Orange Sky Vol Fan

Linden, TN

#10 Feb 14, 2007
The tv was from Stokley. We blazed out and watched it in the dorm. I wore my orange colored glasses.
No fan of King

Dornsife, PA

#11 Feb 14, 2007
There have many great players. To choose someone who thumbed his nose at the law makes him ineligible to be recognized for anything. What a farce that he announced on public television that he chose the Kentucky game because Kentucky was jealous that when he played they focused on him and Tennessee. Dream on bernard - dream on!!!
richard french

Lexington, KY

#12 Feb 14, 2007
what did bernard king do that makes people hate him so? i just know he was a fabulous nba player. would be very interested to know his history

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