NEW YORK (77 WABC) — New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing is hospitalized with COVID-19.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ewing said in a statement. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
Ewing, 57, head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team, said he’ll be fine and no other members from the squad got the illness.
No Knick has scored more points, grabbed more rebounds or blocked more shots than Ewing, although a championship alluded him.
Former teammate Charles Oakley tweeted, “I went to war with you for ten years. I won’t leave you on the battlefield now.”
Ewing’s number 33 hangs from the Madison Square Garden rafters. He played 15 seasons with the Knicks, who selected the center after winning the 1985 draft lottery.
I went to war with you for ten years. I won’t leave you on the battlefield now. Get well Patrick. More fights ahead. @CoachEwing33 #BrothersFight #PatrickEwing #GetWellBrother pic.twitter.com/1ZkR03bccc
— Charles Oakley (@CharlesOakley34) May 23, 2020
I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG
— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
Prayers go out to @GeorgetownHoyas head coach the legendary PATRICK EWING who has been hospitalized due to coronavirus . Patrick is a gr8 guy whom I was blessed to have been part of the 2008 class with for induction into HOF @ESPN App https://t.co/u8D5vQdfAX
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 23, 2020