AceShowbiz - Patrick Ewing is the latest NBA star to come out with Coronavirus diagnosis. On Friday, May 22, the 57-year-old New York Knicks legend revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and urged everyone to not take the disease lightly.
"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19," the NBA Hall of Famer wrote on Twitter. "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. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare worker and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine and we will all get through this."
According to a statement from Georgetown Athletics, Ewing "is under care and isolated at a local hospital. He is the only member of the Georgetown men's basketball program to have tested positive for the virus." Meanwhile, it remains to be seen how severe Ewing's case of COVID-19 is.
Michael Rapaport was among those who wished the basketball coach a speedy recovery in the replies. "GET BETTER SOON !!!!! NYC LOVES YOU!" so the actor tweeted. A fan chimed in, "He is the greatest athlete I've ever rooted for. Those 90’s Knicks teams were like family to me and my buddies. We LOVE you Big Fella. Get well soon!"
"Thinking of you, Coach. Wishing you a quick and complete recovery!! Sending prayers from all of us," added another fan. One other user wrote, "Coach so many of us love you just get better and take care of yourself we will be thinking of you constantly," while someone else commented, "As NYer, basketball fan, child of the 80’s, and child of Caribbean parents, you have provided me so much entertainment and inspiration for as long as I could imagine. I am praying for you my brother. Get well soon OG! #YesIHadEwingSneakersAsAKid."
In most of his NBA career, Ewing played with the New York Knicks in addition to his stints with the Seattle SuperSonics and the Orlando Magic. He scored almost 25,000 points and had more than 11,000 rebounds in his 17-year career.