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
2. During college, he worked as a congressional aide to Senator Bob Dole
3. After being drafted No. 1 overall by the Knicks in 1985, he won NBA Rookie of the Year during the 1985-86 season.
4. He represented the USA in the Olympics, winning two gold medals (1984, 1992)
5. He appeared as himself, along with other NBA players, in the 1996 film Space Jam
6. He’s an 11-time NBA All-Star and made the All-Star team 10 straight years from 1988-1997
7. In 1996, he was named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players (along with Clyde!)
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
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!
11. He’s the only player to play at least 1,000 games with Knicks (he played 1,039)
12. Today, his No. 33 hangs in the rafters of The Garden