Former New York Knicks gloryPatrick Ewing, 57, announced on Twitter Friday that he tested positive for
Covid-19, and was hospitalized. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” said Ewing, current coach of the Georgetown University team. “I want to encourage everyone to be careful.”
“Now more than ever, I want to thank the caregivers and everyone on the front line. It will be fine and we will all get by, ”he added.
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
Support from the Knicks
Georgetown University’s sports department said Patrick Ewing was “being taken care of and placed in solitary confinement in a local hospital,” in a statement. “He is the only member of the men’s basketball program to test positive for the virus,” said the statement.
“Get over it quickly, pal.” Stay strong, ”the Knicks tweeted.
Get well soon, Big Fella. Stay strong https://t.co/QV3r5IcuTw
– NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 22, 2020
The former NBA star, who has played 17 seasons, mostly in the Knicks’ jersey, and has been selected 11 times for the All-Star Game, won two Olympic gold medals in 1984, then in 1992 in from the legendary Dream Team.