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Encyclopedia > Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
Position Center
Nickname The Beast, Hoya Destroya, Missing Link
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Nationality USA
Born August 5, 1962 (1962-08-05) (age 45)
Kingston, Jamaica
College Georgetown
Draft 1st overall, 1985
New York Knicks
Pro career 1985–2002
Former teams New York Knicks (1985–2000)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2001)
Orlando Magic (2001–2002)
Awards 1985-86 NBA Rookie of the Year
11-time NBA All-Star
50th Anniversary Team
Olympic medal record
Men's basketball
Gold 1984 Los Angeles U.S.
Gold 1992 Barcelona U.S.

Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played most of his career with the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic. In a 1997 poll celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to... Knicks redirects here. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Basketball has been played consistently at the Summer Olympic Games since 1936, with a demonstration event in 1904. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics: Results Categories: 1984 Summer Olympics events | Basketball at the Olympics ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... Knicks redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...

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Early life

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Ewing starred in cricket and soccer. He was 13 years old when he arrived in the United States with his family, settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He learned to play basketball at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, a public high school. He went to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.. The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... Name Cambridge Rindge and Latin Address 459 Broadway Town Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 Established See Article Community Urban Type Public Secondary Religion Secular Students Coeducational Grades 9 to 12 Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges (Barely) District Cambridge Public School District Nickname CRLS or Rindge Mascot Falcon Colors Black... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


College career

Ewing received a scholarship to play for Coach John Thompson at Georgetown University as a freshman during the 1981-1982 season. He was one of the first college players to start and star on the varsity team as a freshman. In the 1982 NCAA final against the University of North Carolina, Ewing was called for goal-tending several times in the first half. The Hoyas still had a shot at winning the game until Freddie Brown threw the infamous bad pass to James Worthy at the tail end of the game. In the 1983-84 season, Ewing and Georgetown took the NCAA title with an 84-75 win over the University of Houston. In Ewing's senior year of 1985, Georgetown was ranked number one in the nation and was heavily favored to beat unranked Villanova in the title game, but the Wildcats shot a record 78.6 percent from the floor (22 for 28) to upset the Hoyas 66-64. Ewing was one of the best college basketball players of his era, as Georgetown reached the championship game of the NCAA tournament three out of four years. He was a first-team All-American in 1983, 1984, and 1985. For other persons named John Thompson, see John Thompson (disambiguation). ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The University of North Carolina is a seventeen campus system which includes all sixteen public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States and one public residential high school. ... James Ager Worthy (b. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Villanova (Latin, new villa) is a generic placename that can refer to several places: Arnaldus de Villanova, a 14 century alchemist, astrologer and physician. ...


The 1984 NCAA title was Ewing's only championship of his basketball career. While he enjoyed a stellar career in the NBA, he would never win a league title as a professional.


NBA career

Ewing was considered a wonderful prospect. Due to this, and a few other blue chip prospects like Wayman Tisdale and Karl Malone, the NBA introduced the Draft Lottery to prevent teams from deliberately losing games to secure a better chance of obtaining prize players, which gave each of the 7 teams not in the playoffs an equal chance of securing the first overall pick. The New York Knicks won the Draft Lottery of 1985, and selected Ewing first overall. Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (born June 9, 1964, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and now a jazz bass guitarist and a member of the Oklahoma Tourism Board. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The NBA Draft Lottery is an annual event selecting the top picks of the following NBA Draft. ... Knicks redirects here. ...


Although injuries marred his first year in the league, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year, averaging 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game. Soon after he was considered one of the premier centers in the league. Ewing enjoyed a successful career; eleven times named a NBA All-Star, once named to the All-NBA First Team, six times a member of the All-NBA Second Team, and named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team three times. He was a member of the original Dream Team at the 1992 Olympic Games, winning a second gold medal. In 1996, he was also given the honor of being named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


The Knicks played the defending NBA Champion Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan in the 1992 Eastern Conference semifinals. Ewing was unstoppable in game one, finishing with 34 points, 16 rebounds, and six blocks, and the Knicks defeated the Bulls 94-89. With his team facing elimination, game six is regarded as one of the greatest of Ewing's career. The Knicks trailed 3-games-to-2 in the series and Ewing was limited physically by a bad ankle sprain, but he helped beat the Bulls by scoring 27 points. NBC Announcer Marv Albert called it a "Willis Reed-type performance" but the Knicks ultimately were eliminated in game 7. The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Willis Reed Jr. ...


In 1993, it seemed the Knicks were finally on their way to the NBA Finals when they took a 2-0 lead over Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls. Both teams battled well, each winning on its home court. However, the Bulls stunned the Ewing-led Knicks, winning Game 5 of the series in New York after Ewing's teammate, Charles Smith, was repeatedly denied a basket down low by Bull defenders on the game's final possession. The Bulls would go on to win Game 6 and then claim their third straight NBA title. This would be one more season in which Ewing had to deal with no championships, despite the fact that the Knicks had the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference at 60-22. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Charles Smith could be: Charles Emory Smith, an American journalist and politician, (1842-1908) Charles Ferguson Smith, a Union General of the American Civil War, serving under Grant (1807-1862) Charles Hamilton Smith, a British artist, soldier and spy, (1776–1859) Charles Smith, the former Mayor of the Melbourne, Australia...


With Jordan out of the league, 1993-1994 was considered a wide open year in the NBA, and Ewing had declared that 1994 would be the Knicks' year. He was a key contributor to the Knicks' run to the Finals in 1994, in which the Knicks - in the Finals for the first time since 1973 - lost in the final seconds of games 6 and 7 to Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets. The Knicks, with Ewing leading them, had to survive a grueling trek through the playoffs simply to reach the Finals. They defeated Scottie Pippen's Bulls in seven games in the 1994 Eastern Conference semi-Finals, and defeated Reggie Miller's Indiana Pacers in the conference finals, which also took seven games to decide. In the Finals, the Knicks stole Game 2 in Houston, but couldn't hold court at home, dropping Game 3 at the Garden. They won the next two games to return to Houston ahead 3-2. However, a John Starks blunder n Game 6, capped off by a poor shooting performance from Starks in game 7, was too much for the Knicks to overcome, and they lost the series. Ewing made the most of his playoff run by setting a record for most blocked shots in a Finals series (only later to be broken by Shaquille O'Neal). The 1994 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1993-1994 NBA season. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... John Levell Starks (born August 10, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American former basketball player who gained fame while playing at shooting guard for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association in the 1990s. ...


The following year, a potentially game-tying three-foot finger roll attempt by Ewing rimmed out of the basket in the dwindling seconds of game 7, resulting in a loss against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The finger roll is a specialized type of basketball layup shot where the ball is rolled off of the tips of the players fingers. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


In 1997, Ewing suffered a potentially career-ending wrist injury, but tried to make a return during the playoffs.(The Knicks returned to the NBA Finals in 1999, but Ewing missed the latter part of their playoff run due to an Achilles tendon injury, which contributed to their 4-1 loss to the Spurs). In 2000, he left the Knicks as part of a trade to the Seattle SuperSonics. In the trade, the Knicks sent Ewing to Seattle and Chris Dudley to Phoenix, and received Glen Rice, Luc Longley, Travis Knight, Vladimir Stepania, Lazaro Borrell, Vernon Maxwell, two first-round draft picks (from the Los Angeles Lakers and Seattle) and two second-round draft picks from Seattle. Many would later consider the trade a significant part of the Knicks' disintegration from a former NBA powerhouse to perennial loser. After a year with the Sonics and another with the Orlando Magic, he announced his retirement on September 18, 2002. That season, he took a job as an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards. The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998-99 NBA season. ... This is about vertebrate anatomy. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... For the keyboardist for Underoath, see Christopher Dudley Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is a former NBA basketball player, who spent sixteen years playing for different teams. ... Glen Anthony Rice (born May 28, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Lucien James Luc Longley (born January 19, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia) is a former professional basketball player, and also the first Australian to play in the NBA. He attended college at the University of New Mexico. ... Travis Knight (born September 13, 1974 in Salt Lake City, Utah), is an American professional basketball player who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (29th overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft. ... Vladimir Stepania (born August 5, 1976 in Georgia) is a professional basketball player. ... Lazaro Borrell (born Lazaro Manuel Borrell Hernandez, September 20, 1972 in Cuba) is a Cuban professional basketball player. ... This article is about the American basketball player. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


On February 28, 2003 Ewing's jersey number 33 was retired in a large ceremony at Madison Square Garden. He continues to be considered one of the greatest players in the Knicks' storied history, as well as one of the greatest in NBA history. Many consider the Knicks' rivalries against the Bulls, Pacers, and Heat - all of which featured Ewing as the centerpiece during his time in New york - as some of the most intense of the decade. In his last year with the Knicks, Ewing had a game winning slam dunk over Alonzo Mourning in game 7 of the second round of the playoffs to lead the Knicks to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. It was a great finish to the Knicks-Heat rivalry during the Ewing years. is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 33 (thirty-three) is the natural number following 32 and preceding 34. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... A slam dunk in a college basketball game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Centenary Gentlemen. ...


On August 29, 2006, Ewing resigned as an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets because he wanted to spend more time with his family. is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


As an NBA player, Ewing was renowned for his shot-blocking ability, rebounding skills, thunderous dunks, and accurate mid-range jumpshot. NBA redirects here. ...


Ewing will be eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 3, 2007, Ewing was one of four assistants hired to serve under first-year Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy[1] for the 2007-08 season. The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Stan Van Gundy, the brother of Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, is an American basketball coach in the NBA. From 2003 to 2005, he was the head coach of the Miami Heat. ... The 2007-08 NBA season is the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In 2001, Ewing testifed in part of the Atlanta's Gold Club prostitution and fraud federal trial. The owner Thomas Sicignano, testified that he arranged for dancers to have sex with professional athletes. Ewing admitted he went to the club and received oral sex twice in the club. Ewing was never charged with any criminal wrongdoing. [1]


NBA statistics

In 1999, Ewing became the 10th player in NBA history to record 22,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.


In 1993 he led the NBA with 789 defensive rebounds. He was top ten in field goal percentage 8 times, top ten in rebounds per game as well as total rebounds 8 times, top ten in points, as well as points per game 8 times, and top ten in blocks per game for 13 years. [2]


Honors

  • Rookie of the Year (1986)
  • All-NBA First Team (1990)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1988, '89, '91, '92, '93, '97)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988, '89, '92)
  • 11-time All-Star; One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
  • 2-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, '92)
  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1984)
  • Naismith College Player of the Year in (1985).
  • Number 33 Retired for the New York Knicks

Trivia

  • After friend and rival NBA center Alonzo Mourning was diagnosed with a kidney ailment in 2000, Patrick Ewing made a promise that he would donate one of his kidneys to Mourning if he ever needed one.[2] In 2003, Ewing was tested for kidney compatibility with Alonzo Mourning but Mourning's cousin was found to be the best match.[3]
  • In a 1993 game[4] between the Knicks and the Charlotte Hornets, the 7 ft (2.13 m) Ewing suffered a moment of embarrassment when guard Muggsy Bogues, who stands a mere 5'3" (1.60 m), managed to block his shot.[5]
  • Ewing was in the 1996 movie Space Jam as himself, one of five NBA players whose talent was stolen (along with Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues).
  • Ewing claimed to a Sports Illustrated journalist that he was not 7'0" but 6'9"[6]
  • Ewing's son, Patrick Ewing, Jr., currently attends his father's alma mater, Georgetown University. Ewing, Jr. is currently in his junior season and wears the same jersey number that his father wore, #33.
  • Ewing posted 24 points, 22 rebounds and 7 assists in game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, leading the Knicks to victory over the rival Indiana Pacers. His putback dunk of a John Starks miss in the final moments of that game remains a lasting image of his career.
  • Ewing plays the Angel of Death in the film Exorcist III.
  • New York Knicks' all-time leader in nearly every significant category and the game's 15th all-time scorer with 24,815 points.
  • Ewing was ranked #28 on SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of All-Time.
  • He made a brief cameo as himself in the sitcom Spin City.
  • He made a special appearance as himself in the sitcom Mad About You.

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Notes

  1. ^ Ewing, Malone, Clifford, Beyer hired as Magic coaches July 3, 2007
  2. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_25_98/ai_68147572
  3. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/lopresti/2006-06-10-lopresti-mourning_x.htm
  4. ^ http://www.basketballreference.com/teams/boxscore.htm?yr=1992&b=19930414&tm=CHA
  5. ^ http://www.yaleherald.com/archive/xxii/10.4.96/sports/stoelting.html
  6. ^ First Person: Dinner At Yao's, published March 14, 2005; retrieved March 24, 2007

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