Ten fun facts about Patrick Ewing


Fact 1
His number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003.

Fact 2
Ewing also excelled at cricket and soccer.

Fact 3
While at Georgetown, he developed a habit of wearing a short sleeved t-shirt underneath his sleeveless jersey. This started a fashion trend among young athletes that lasts to this day.


Fact 4
He is currently the associate head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, working under Steve Clifford.

Fact 5
Ewing was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN.

Fact 6
He won Olympic gold medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball teams.

Fact 7
In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Fact 8
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.

Fact 9
On April 7, 2008 he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Fact 10
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sept. 5, 2008 along with former NBA coach Pat Riley and former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon.


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is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player.