Patrick Ewing was born in Jamaica on August 5, 1962. The center is another of the players who Michael Jordan prevented getting a ring. He was one of the members of the « Dream Team » and one of the best 5 in history, absolute star of some New York Knicks that have number 33 removed in his honor. Ewing was number one in the draft and managed to get the « Big Apple » team respected again, but despite their efforts they were unable to reissue the 1970 and 1973 titles.
Since then, the Knicks roam the NBA. Only in the 2012-13 season did they get the Atlantic Division title, but since the protagonist of this article left, they have not managed to straighten the course. His importance in the team was such that they have decided to pay tribute to him by celebrating the week of Pat Ewing from July 6 to 12, so we are going to review what has become of his life.
The center was infected with coronavirus a few months ago
Ewing has had a life with few shocks, although a few months ago he had to be admitted to a local hospital for being infected with the coronavirus. The expívot overcame it without great setbacks demonstrating the physical strength he had in his years as a player, but he did a great social job alerting citizens around the world of the importance of this disease.
Pat always wanted to be a coach when his career will end and little by little he has been successful. He has been on the technical team of four NBA teams (Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets) and is currently directing Georgetown University, his « alma mater », since 2017.
« Hoya Destroya » is trying to achieve as a coach what he did as a player in 1984: be a university champion, but he has not yet succeeded. Two years ago, there was speculation that the Knicks wanted him to take the reins on the bench, something that would be very useful for the team so that its fans had at least someone to trust, but it never came to pass.
A gesture that showed what kind of person he is
One of the most memorable moments of his career occurred when Ewing was on his way to retirement. In 2000, Alonzo Mourning needed a kidney transplant due to illness. The great Pat did not think twice and offered to donate it to him, despite the fact that he was one of his great rivals on the court and he was not a great friend. Finally, Mourning’s cousin was the one who entered the operating room because he had greater compatibility, but the gesture is one that defines a person.
Since his retirement he has participated in numerous projects, all related to the sport he has loved so much. She has a son who also wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and dedicate himself to basketball, although it did not go as well. His importance has been such that he was recognized as one of the 50 best basketball players in history and Knickerbockers fans would surely be delighted to see his last big star on the bench.