The identify Patrick Ewing is synonymous with New York Knicks basketball, however not everybody appears to care about his legacy relating to their core protocols.
Throughout a press convention for the NCAA’s Huge East Quarterfinals, the almost 7-foot Knicks legend voiced his discontentment with being stopped by Madison Sq. Backyard’s safety as he was making an attempt to enter the constructing. Ewing,who’s now the top coach of the Georgetown Hoyas males’s basketball crew, mentioned he’s had sufficient and plans to debate the incident with the Knicks’ proprietor, James Dolan.
“I believed this was my constructing,” Ewing mentioned, following the Hoyas’ 72-71 victory over a number-one-ranked Villanova. “I really feel horrible that I’m being stopped… asking for passes. Everybody on this constructing ought to know who the hell I’m.”
“I’m gonna should name Mr. Dolan and say ‘Geez, is my quantity within the rafters or what?” Ewing continued.
In keeping with the New York Post, Ewing did in reality get in contact with Dolan. Madison Sq. Backyard issued the next assertion on March 11:
“Jim and Patrick have a long-standing relationship; they spoke this afternoon and reaffirmed that,” MSG mentioned. “Everyone knows, respect and recognize what he means to The Backyard and New York. Good luck to him and his Hoyas within the Huge East semi-finals.”
This isn’t the primary time Dolan and the Knicks group have been beneath hearth. Final March, Knicks fanatic Spike Lee mentioned he would now not attend Knicks video games at MSG, following an incident with safety. Throughout an interview with ESPN, Lee mentioned he used the identical worker entrance for 28 years. After his ticket was scanned, safety met Lee and directed him to exit and re-enter the constructing a special means.
“Arrest me like my brother Charles Oakley,” mentioned Spike to safety.
Lee was referring to a 2017 incident when one other former Knicks participant Charles Oakley was put out of MSG after a tussle with safety. Dolan and the sector have been sued for false imprisonment, defamation, battery, and violating the Individuals with Disabilities Act (ADA), per Sports Illustrated.