Patrick Ewing is one of the greatest centers in NBA history, known for his dominant play on the court and his impact on the game.
Here are the top 10 highlights of his career:
- Selection as the first overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft: Ewing was selected by the New York Knicks, where he would spend the majority of his career and become a fan favorite.
- 11-time NBA All-Star: Ewing was selected to the All-Star team 11 times, showcasing his elite talent and skill on the court.
- Olympic gold medalist: Ewing was a member of the 1992 "Dream Team" that won a gold medal in the Barcelona Olympics. He was also a member of the 1984 Olympic Team.
- NBA Defensive Player of the Year award: Ewing was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in the 1990-1991 season.
- NBA All-Defensive Team: Ewing was selected to the NBA All-Defensive team in the 1990-1991 and 1991-1992 seasons.
- Led the Knicks to the NBA Finals in 1994: Ewing led the Knicks to the NBA Finals in 1994, where they lost to the Houston Rockets in seven games.
- NBA scoring leader: Ewing led the league in scoring in the 1989-1990 season, averaging 28.6 points per game.
- All-time leading scorer for the New York Knicks: Ewing is the all-time leading scorer for the New York Knicks, with 23,665 points.
- Number 33 retired by the Knicks: Ewing's number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003, in recognition of his contributions to the team.
- Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Ewing was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest players in NBA history.
Ewing's career was marked by his consistency, durability and dominance, he was a force to be reckoned with on both ends of the floor, and his impact on the game is still felt today.