It seems not everyone in New York recognizes Patrick Ewing.
Ewing, who is currently the coach of the Georgetown men’s basketball team, said at a press conference Thursday that he would like to get in touch with Knicks owner James Dolan because he continues to be stopped by security at Madison Square Garden and gets double. of its controlled steps.
“I thought it was my home! They should know who the hell I am!” Ewing said of the Garden. “My number is in the rafters of what? “
The 7-foot big man from Georgetown spent 15 of his 17 years in the NBA playing for the Knicks after being selected by them as their # 1 pick in 1985.
In his 15 seasons in New York, Ewing was 11 times All-Star and averaged 22.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. His number 33 shirt is one of only nine withdrawn by the team and can be seen hanging between the Garden beams.
A spokesperson for MSG Entertainment said Thursday in a statement, “Jim and Patrick are in a long-term relationship; they talked this afternoon and reiterated it. We all know, respect and appreciate what it means to The Garden and New York. Good luck. to him. and his Hoyas in the Big East semifinals”.