The NBA community has celebrated several legends over the years. The most recent Hall of Famer to join this list is Patrick Ewing, a New York Knicks’ star. The Knicks have decided to honor Ewing by naming a week after him. Here are the details.
How the New York Knicks plan to celebrate Patrick Ewing’s career
The New York Knicks drafted Patrick Ewing, a decorated college basketball player, back in 1985. Ewing spent almost his entire career with the Kicks, before joining the Seattle Supersonics and the Orlando Magic, later on.
At his peak, before his Achilles tendon and his wrist injury, Ewing posted 23.5 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
After retiring from the league, Ewing went back to base, this time as a coach for the Georgetown Hoyas. Very recently, the 57-year-old Hall of Famer also battled COVID-19, and has now recovered.
Now, the New York Knicks and the MSG Networks seem to have taken it upon themselves to make sure Ewing’s decorated career remains in people’s minds. Together, the two companies recently declared that the upcoming week will be known as the ‘Patrick Ewing Week’.
“And at center, at 7 feet from Georgetown. Number 33 … PATRICK EWING!”
Starting July 6, we’re celebrating the legend all week long 🚨 pic.twitter.com/v7KHlgYK7I
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) July 3, 2020
🚨 PROGRAMMING ALERT 🚨
A full week of @nyknicks legend & Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, starting on July 6th.
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) July 2, 2020
Schedule for ‘Patrick Ewing Week’
Beginning Monday, July 6, the Ewing’s career highlights will take over programs on the MSG network. The schedule for the same will be as follows:
Monday, July 6th
Time: 3PM: Watch Patrick Ewing and Mark Jackson lead the Knicks to a 141 points victory against the Indiana Pacers.
Time: 5PM: Knicks’ double overtime win against the Philadelphia 76ers , led by Bernard King and Ken “The Animal” Bannister.
Time 7:30PM: Ewing records season high 37 points during his rookie year against the Chicago Bulls
Time 9:30PM: Watch Bio: Patrick Ewing
Time 10PM: MSG’s Countdown of Patrick Ewing’s best highlights
Tuesday, July 7th
Time 11AM: Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks defeat the Atlanta Hawks in double overtime
Time 7:30PM: Ewing leads the Knicks to victory over the Indiana Pacers with 41 points and 11 rebounds
Time 9:30PM: 11 AM matchup against Atlanta re-aired
Wednesday, July 8th
Time 11AM: Latrell Sprewell helps the Knicks defeat the Milwaukee Bucks in a double overtime
Time 1PM: David Lee leads the Knicks’ scoreboard with 37 points as the team defeats the Golden State Warriors with 138-125 score
Time 7:30PM: College player Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas win their first NCAA Championship by defeating the Houston Cougars
Time 9:30PM Ewing leads second ranking Georgetown Hoyas to a win in “The Sweater Game” against first rankers St. John’s in a battle of Big East rivals conducted at Madison Square Garden
Thursday, July 9th
Time 11AM: RJ Barrett leads Kicks to victory with a career high 27 points of total score of 143 against the Atlanta Hawks, repeat: 2AM
Time 1PM: Kevin Knox leads the Knicks in matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks to win with a score of 136-134 in overtime; repeat: 12AM
Time 7:30PM: Ewing takes the Knicks to victory by posting 37 points and 19 rebounds over the Philadelphia 76ers
Time 9:30PM: Ewing posts 41 points against the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the 1st Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs
Friday, July 10th
Time 11AM: David Lee leads the Kicks to victory against the Golden State Warriors with 37 points in a138-125 score; repeat: 1AM
Time 7:30PM: Ewing leads Knicks with 45 points and 10 rebounds in victory over the Pistons
Time 9:30PM: Countdown of Best of Patrick Ewing
Time 10PM: Bio: Patrick Ewing
Saturday, July 11th (Patrick Ewing Day)
Time 10AM: MSG network’s Countdown: Best of Patrick Ewing
Time 10:30AM: Bio: Patrick Ewing
Time 11AM: Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas win their first NCAA Championship repeat
Time 1PM: “The Sweater Game” repeat
Time 3PM: Ewing leads the Knicks with 37 points and 19 rebounds over the Sixers
Time 5PM: Ewing puts up 41 points over the Celtics in Game 4 of the 1st Round of EC playoffs, repeat
Time 7PM: Ewing helps the Knicks with 45 points and 10 rebounds in a win over the Detroit Pistons
Time 9PM: Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas win their first NCAA Championship repeat
— Knicks Sports Illustrated (@KnicksSI) July 3, 2020
So, this is how the upcoming Patrick Ewing Week looks. Hope everyone plans to tune in to celebrate the legend’s illustrious career in the NBA league.