10 Facts About Patrick Ewing


Patrick Aloysius Ewing is a Jamaican retired Hall of Fame basketball player.

Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.

Patrick Ewing's Top 10 Career Plays by NBA


He played most of his career with the NBA's New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States and is the 27th-most extensive, fourth-most populous, and seventh-most densely populated U.S. state.

The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in New York City.

The Seattle SuperSonics, commonly known as the Sonics, were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington.

Patrick Ewing's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech by OfficialHoophall


He is currently the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, working under Steve Clifford.

Steven Gerald Clifford is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.

Hornets are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellow jackets.


Ewing played center for the Georgetown Hoyas for four years and was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN.

ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.

The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports.


He won Olympic gold medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball teams.

The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active NBA players.


In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History were chosen in 1996 to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association.


He is a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Springfield is a city in western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.


In 2009, he was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame as a member of the "Dream Team".


He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 5, 2008, along with former NBA coach Pat Riley and former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon.

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player.


His number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003.

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