Ewing's hot and cold relationship with Knicks fans
When the conversation turns to Patrick Ewing, the mood quickly changes from love to lament for Knicks fans, but there's a whole lot of respect for No. 33, writes Matt Wong.
A couple of years ago when Larry Brown was ruining my beloved Knicks, I wrote an article longing for the days of John Starks and Charles Oakley and, way back to before I can remember, Walt Frazier. I was yearning for a team that played with heart, a team that would battle or at least compete for more than, uh, a half.
However, I neglected to mention Patrick Ewing, who will be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday and who so happens to be my favorite Knick ...
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Ewing played for 17 seasons, was selected to 11 All-Star teams and won the 1985-86 Rookie of the Year award. Wong: Hot/cold career
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