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A True Warrior! April 7, 2008

Posted by DG in Knicks.
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It’s not what it used to be. The pride, the winning. The players who stepped onto the court at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, and left it on the court each and every game.

Heading those players was one of the 50 greatest players of all time, an 11 time all star, a rookie of the year, 2 time Olympic Gold Medal winner and now can be called, an NBA Hall Of Famer.

Patrick Ewing!

Congratulations to you Patrick Ewing for making us fans proud!


1. John D - October 6, 2011

hey man…when i was 10 years old i had the privelage of being the “honorary ballboy” for the first preseason game of the 94-95 season against the houston rockets….what an experience…anyways, when after the game i was allowed in the locker room and i brought a brand new NBA official ball ($70 at the time) and started walking around asking Larry Johnson, John Starks, my idols for autographs….now right before i went in (locker rooms are packed after games with reporters and i was so little) the main ballboy said you can talk to whoever you want, just dont go near Patrick….well i was 10 and was tought by my father at a young age that if you go for it, the worst that can happen is you fail (this worked once with Herschel Walker, he was running to his car after a day at training camp, and the players cars were roped off, so once they passed that rope you werent allowed to talk or get signed anymore, he walked right by everyone and that was the only guy i wanted to get an autograph from, my dad said go for it, if anyone yells to stop just pretend you dont hear them, i ran to him, he said “youve got balls kid, signed my ball and off he went)….so i went right up to Patrick and said “Hey man, your my favorite player, i love you, will you sign my ball?” (btw i was totally amazed at his size as well, when i first saw him in the tunnel before the game started i couldnt stop staring at him, the only other bigger player ive met is kareem and i think he looked bigger cuz hes so skinny) as i finished, the other ballboy came running over and pulled me away and told Patrick “Im so sorry Mr. Ewing, it wont happen ever again” i proceeded to get a “stern” talking to, 2 seconds later i was getting my ball signed by herb Williams (awesome awesome man) and Patrick (i assume he had to feel bad, he was kind of a dickhead to a 10 year old…i mean he gave me a mean face and everything, i have hated him ever since until reading this article) i did not know he was that serious about not signing autographs…well now i have a ball signed by that entire team including the coaches and also, randomly, keyshawn Johnson (he was in the tunnel and i noticed him standing there (i was a huge jets fan at the time) asked him to sign and he said (kiddo i play football) and i said “cmon mr johnson i know who u are” he laughed his ass off (coming from a 10 year old this musta been quite a sight) he signed my ball “KEYSHAWN JOHNSON…..JETS!” haha anyway i love this ball and am so happy i have starks, johnson, ewing, williams, john wallace, i mean the list goes on….i have pictures rebounding for hakeem personally, just me and him on the court in MSG….one pic actually looks like im playing against him lol….hope someone reads this haha…peace!

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