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The Knicks' Patrick Ewing smiles late in the (Credit: AP)

The Knicks' Patrick Ewing smiles late in the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. (Apr. 23, 1999)

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing, a 7-foot center from Georgetown, played for the Knicks from 1985-2000 and retired as the team's all-time leader in points, rebounds, steals and blocks.

Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Hakeem Olajuwon, left,
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Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Hakeem Olajuwon, left, and Patrick Ewing shake hands at a news conference in San Antonio. (Apr. 7, 2008)

Patrick Ewing speaks at the Basketball Hall of
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Patrick Ewing speaks at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Ewing was among those inducted into the Hall in 2008. Other inductees, from left, were: Hakeem Olajuwon, Pat Riley and Cathy Rush. (Sept. 5, 2008)

Patrick Ewing talks with a player during his
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Patrick Ewing talks with a player during his time as an Orlando Magic assistant coach. (May 13, 2008)

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Patrick Ewing tries to get around Miami's Alonzo
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Patrick Ewing tries to get around Miami's Alonzo Mourning during an Eastern Conference semifinal game at Madison Square Garden. (May 19, 2000)

Patrick Ewing celebrates after giving the Knicks a
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Patrick Ewing celebrates after giving the Knicks a 78-75 lead over the Pacers. Ewing scored the winning basket to beat the Pacers 83-81. (Apr. 10, 2000)

Patrick Ewing tries to get by the Indiana
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Patrick Ewing tries to get by the Indiana Pacers' Dale Davis. (June 2, 2000)

The Knicks' Patrick Ewing smiles late in the
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The Knicks' Patrick Ewing smiles late in the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. (Apr. 23, 1999)

Patrick Ewing accepts a Knicks jersey from Dave
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Patrick Ewing accepts a Knicks jersey from Dave DeBusschere, right, general manager of the Knicks after he was made the first pick in the 1985 NBA Draft. At left is NBA commissioner David Stern. (June 18, 1985)

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Patrick Ewing holds up his Knicks jersey after
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Patrick Ewing holds up his Knicks jersey after being selected first overall in the 1985 NBA Draft. At right is Knicks general manager Dave DeBusschere. (June 18, 1985)

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