Former Knicks nice Patrick Ewing complained Thursday that he’s not getting acknowledged by safety at Madison Sq. Backyard ― the sector he known as dwelling for 15 seasons in a Corridor of Fame profession. (Watch his feedback under.)
Ewing, now the coach of Georgetown, mentioned Backyard employees has repeatedly accosted him and stopped him since he arrived together with his staff for the Huge East Match.
Ewing is simple to determine. He stands 7 toes tall. To not point out that his retired jersey quantity hangs from the ceiling.
“I assumed this was my constructing,” Ewing mentioned after Georgetown defeated Villanova within the quarterfinals on Thursday. “And I really feel horrible that I’m getting stopped, accosted, asking for passes. All people on this constructing ought to know who the hell I’m. And I’m getting stopped. I can’t transfer round this constructing. I used to be like, ‘What the hell? Is that this Madison Sq. Backyard?’”
Ewing mentioned he must name Knicks proprietor James Dolan and remind him that his quantity does certainly grasp from the rafters. The Backyard later launched an announcement that Ewing and Dolan did focus on the matter.
“Jim and Patrick have a long-standing relationship; they spoke this afternoon and reaffirmed that,” the assertion learn, per the New York Put up. “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.”
The circumstances of when and the place Ewing was stopped by safety weren’t clear.
Greater than a yr in the past, one other Backyard fixture, filmmaker and Knicks fanatic Spike Lee, complained of disrespectful remedy by the sector’s safety. The Oscar winner mentioned he was denied passage at his normal entrance and accused Dolan of harassing him.