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Patrick Ewing

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing

Profession: Hall of Fame NBA Centre

United States of America

Biography: Best known for winning gold medals in men's Olympic basketball team in 1984 and 1992.

Born: August 5, 1962
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1990-07-27 NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

Historical Events

  • 1984-04-02 46th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston, 84-75; Hoyas center Patrick Ewing tournament MOP; John Thompson first African-American head coach to lead his team to any NCAA Division I title
  • 1984-08-10 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature
  • 1990-12-01 New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing scores career high 22 field goals in his 50 point haul in 113-96 win v Charlotte at Madison Square Garden
  • 1991-11-22 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension
  • 1992-08-08 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing
  • 1994-01-17 Patrick Ewing becomes first New York player to reach the 15,000-point mark in his NBA career; scores a game-high 34 points in the Knicks' 106-94 win over visiting Minnesota

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