Warrior. That is the one-word description often applied to Patrick Ewing. Born August 5, 1962, he was indefatigable and relentless in pursuit of an NBA championship despite being denied on an annual basis. His career highlights and production are impressive. They include averages of 21 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, 11 All-Star berths, an All-NBA First Team bid and six Second Team selections. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1986, was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and played on two gold medal-winning Olympic basketball teams, in 1984 and 1992.
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