A DOZEN FACTS THAT MAKE EWING ‘THE MAN’

Tune in to MSG on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 PM for an in-depth look at Patrick Ewing’s monumental performance in Game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers.

As impressive as that performance was, it was only one of Ewing’s numerous accomplishments. Here’s a look at a dozen cool moments of No. 33’s career:

1. Ewing led Georgetown to an NCAA Championship in 1984 and was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player

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2. During college, he worked as a congressional aide to Senator Bob Dole

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3. After being drafted No. 1 overall by the Knicks in 1985, he won NBA Rookie of the Year during the 1985-86 season.

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4. He represented the USA in the Olympics, winning two gold medals (1984, 1992)

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5. He appeared as himself, along with other NBA players, in the 1996 film Space Jam

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6. He’s an 11-time NBA All-Star and made the All-Star team 10 straight years from 1988-1997

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7. In 1996, he was named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players (along with Clyde!)

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8. Ewing was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 (and again in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team)

9. His son, Patrick Ewing Jr., followed in his footsteps and played at Georgetown and also spent some time with the Knicks organization

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10. He’s the Knicks all-time leader in (deep breath) games, points, minutes, field goals, free throws, rebounds and blocks … to name a few!

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11. He’s the only player to play at least 1,000 games with Knicks (he played 1,039)

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12. Today, his No. 33 hangs in the rafters of The Garden

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