Stacey King

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Stacey King
No. 34, 21, 41, 33
Center
Personal information
Born (1967-01-29) January 29, 1967 (age 47)
Lawton, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Lawton (Lawton, Oklahoma)
College Oklahoma (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career 1989–1999
Career history
As player:
19891994 Chicago Bulls
1994–1995 Minnesota Timberwolves
1995 Arese Basket (Italy)
1995–1996 Miami Heat
1996–1997 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1997 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1997 Boston Celtics
1997 Dallas Mavericks
1997–1998 Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Turkey)
1998 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
1998–1999 Atenas de Córdoba (Argentina)
As coach:
2001–2002 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
2002–2003 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,819 (6.4 ppg)
Rebounds 1,460 (3.3 rpg)
Blocks 210 (0.5 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ronald Stacey King (born January 29, 1967) is an American former NBA center who won three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993.

NBA career[edit]

After a stand-out career at the University of Oklahoma, King was selected by the Bulls in the 1989 NBA Draft with the sixth pick. He was one of three first round picks by the Bulls in that draft (the other two were B. J. Armstrong and Jeff Sanders).[1] He played four and a half seasons in Chicago before being traded during the 1993-94 campaign to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for 7'2" Australian-born center Luc Longley.[2] He was last active during the 1996-97 season while playing a handful of games for both the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.[3]

Post NBA career[edit]

Coaching[edit]

King was named the head coach of the CBA's Rockford Lightning in 2001. The team reached the CBA championship game in 2002 with King as coach.[4]

TV commentary[edit]

King began his career with CSN Chicago as a studio analyst for pre and post game shows for the Chicago Bulls. He filled in as a third commentator during the 2006 playoffs joining Johnny "Red" Kerr, and Tom Dore. He was permanently added during the 2007 season.

In 2008, Tom Dore was replaced by Neil Funk and Kerr's duties were significantly reduced, leading King to become the lead color commentator for the Bulls alongside Neil Funk. King is currently working as a color commentator for Chicago Bulls television broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and WGN-TV.[5][6]

King's popularity as an announcer has grown in the past couple of years, thanks to his great enthusiasm as well as his signature catch-phrases and nicknames.[7] They include:

  • "If you're scared, buy a dog!"
  • "Too big, too strong, too fast, too good" (in reference to Derrick Rose's play)
  • "Give me the hot sauce Kyle!" (when former Bull Kyle Korver hit a three-pointer)
  • "Reservations for 3, Mr. Korver, your table is ready" (when former Bull Kyle Korver hit a three-pointer)
  • "Asik and Destroy", "The Turkish Hammer", and "The SuperBull from Istanbul" (for former Bull Ömer Aşık)
  • "He's giving out tickets to the Booze Cruise" (when Carlos Boozer hits a mid-range jumper)
  • "He just blew by him like he had an I-Pass"
  • "He took the elevator all the way to the top floor" (in reference to dunks)
  • "I wanna go higher!" (Derrick Rose)
  • "Bang Bang, Luol Deng"
  • "Who is that masked man?" (Rip Hamilton)
  • "Big Sexy" (Kurt Thomas, no longer with the Bulls)
  • "Chicago's Finest Brew" (former Bull Ronnie Brewer)
  • "Elementary my dear Watson" (former Bull C.J. Watson)
  • "I didn't come for the massage, Funk, I came for the facial." (in reference to dunks)
  • "Here's Johnny!" (former Bull John Lucas III)
  • "Lieutenant Deng", "That's Dengerous" "Luol Deng(erous)" (Luol Deng)
  • "Does anybody know how to post videos to Facebook!" (when a player dunks the ball)
  • "Hard hat, lunch pail, always punching the clock" (Taj Gibson)
  • "Secretary of Defense!" (Taj Gibson)
  • "The Man, the Myth, the Legend" (Brian Scalabrine; King also referred to him as "The White Mamba"[8])
  • "Who did it? The Butler did it!" (Jimmy Butler)
  • "Jimmy Buckets!" (Jimmy Butler)
  • "Drive home safely Chicago (or any city where the Bulls play on the road). Beep Beep!" (Used at the end of a Bulls victory.)
  • "Heart, Hustle and Muscle" (Referring to any offensive rebound and putback, especially by Joakim Noah)
  • "That's big-boy basketball right there" (referring to strong play by a Bulls player)
  • "This is a man's game--no boys allowed!"
  • "He just put him in the spin cycle" (referring to a spin move by a Bulls player)
  • "Welcome to the block party" (Whenever a Bulls player blocks another player)
  • "Let me step back and kiss myself"
  • "He was late getting over but early for a poster" (when a Bulls opponent gets dunked on)
  • "Million-dollar move, ten-cent finish"
  • "Mouse in the house" (when an obvious mismatch is exploited by a Bulls player against an opponent)
  • "I like my meatballs spicy!" (Marco Belinelli)
  • "Can I have some butter with that roll?" (when a Bulls player performs a finger roll)
  • "No soup for you" (when a Bulls player makes a block)
  • "He gave him the Hinrich Maneuver!" (Kirk Hinrich)
  • "Captain Kirk" (Kirk Hinrich)
  • "Jimmy G. Buckets...the G stands for GETS." (Jimmy Butler)
  • "Mike Dun-leave-me open!" (in reference to open made three point shots by the similarly named Mike Dunleavy)
  • "Now freeze it...now go ahead and roll it"
  • "Big things come in small packages!" (Nate Robinson)
  • "CJ Waatttsonnnn" (C.J. Watson)
  • "Make em dance DJ!" (D.J. Augustin)
  • "Mister Excitement!" (Nate Robinson)
  • "Speed Kills" (D.J. Augustin)

Off the court[edit]

Due to the popularity of his catchphrases, King started a clothing line called 21King. The label mainly consists of t-shirts. He is also an avid tweeter.

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