And the once-capped All Black says Llanelli was the right move at the right time and is looking forward to playing in-front of the famous Welsh crowds.
"I don't speak French and I'm from a small country town so Paris was just too much for me," said King.
"I was going to go back (to New Zealand), but I enjoyed being away from home and was looking for a new challenge when Llanelli came in for me. It's ideal really - its a small country town and the fans are passionate about their rugby."
And the 24-year-old hopes to get the Llanelli faithful on his side when he turns out for the Welsh region in the new season.
"I played against Wales for New Zealand in Cardiff in 2002 and was struck by the Welsh singing - it was so intimidating," he said.
"To have the fans on my side can only help and I know from experience that the opposition will be intimidated. We have nothing like that in New Zealand, crowds are generally much smaller."
Ebbw Vale captain Damien Hudd picked up the biggest accolade of the night at the 11th Principality Premiership Awards Evening held at Principality Stadium, after leading his side to the title for the first time.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
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Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie he has had to overcome a number of injuries before naming a competitive squad for this weekend's penultimate round of the World Series in Paris.