When Hank Vaughn brought Jim King from Oklahoma State, where he was a two-time All-Big 8 selection, and teamed him with Cal Fowler, little did Vaughn know that they would become one of the most successful duos in Goodyear Wingfoot history. During the years (1966-68) he starred with the Wingfoots he was selected to play on the United States National team. In the 1967-68 campaign he and Fowler were greatly responsible for Goodyear capturing the AAU National Championship. As a result, King was named an AAU All-American. He went on to earn a berth on the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal by defeating Yugoslavia.