Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks has just recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Ewing, a player for the New York Knicks is an 11-time NBA All-Star and was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1986. He also had stints with the Orlando Magic and the Seattle SuperSonics (now the Oklahoma City Thunder).
Patrick Ewing: Tested Positive for the Coronavirus
Ewing, a famous player of the New York Knicks has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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
According to Jill Martin of ESPN, Patrick Ewing is isolated at a hospital. Ewing has been inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2008. He also won the NCAA championship in 1984 as a Georgetown player.
Patrick Ewing is also the current coach of the Georgetown basketball team. He scored almost 25,000 points and had more than 11,000 rebounds in his 17-year career in the NBA.
Other Notable Players that had Coronavirus
Players like Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz also tested positive for coronavirus. One of the most serious ones was Georges Laraque who also had to go to the hospital.
Bon je ne suis pas invincible, je viens tout juste d’être diagnostiqué avec le Covid, pas la meilleure nouvelle étant donné que je suis asthmatique, ca va aller! I guess I’m not invincible, just got diagnosed with Covid, since I’m asthmatic, not the best news, will fight it off! pic.twitter.com/KIgo8Ra0sT
— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) April 30, 2020
Fortunately, Laraque was able to recover from the coronavirus according to Gabriel Fernandez of CBS Sports.
Overview of Patrick Ewing Testing Positive for Coronavirus
Ewing a famous New York Knicks player, who was in the NBA Finals twice in the 1990s. He is just one of many players that tested positive for the coronavirus.
This is sad news in what is already a difficult year for basketball fans and everyone worldwide. Sadly, there have been 97,647 deaths in the US according to WorldOMeters and 6,250 deaths in Canada also according to WorldOMeters because of COVID-19.
Patrick Ewing also confirmed that he is the only member of the men’s basketball program in Georgetown to test positive according to CBS News.
Everyone at Last Word on Sports wishes New York Knicks star Patrick Ewing a quick and speedy recovery in these difficult times.
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