Patrick Ewing is a former American professional basketball player that was born on August 5, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is best known for his illustrious NBA career, which ended 2002. He was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2008.
Today, Ewing’s net worth stands at around $85 million. While that is certainly a solid chunk of change, there is little doubt that he would have made well over $200 million if he was playing in today’s NBA.
While Ewing played basketball from a young age, he became a household name while serving as the starting center for Georgetown University from 1981-1985. During his four-year college career, Georgetown reached the championship game in all but one of them. In 1984, the Hoyas ended up winning the title game.
After a college career that had many calling him one of the greatest collegiate athletes of all time, Ewing was drafted first overall in the 1985 draft by the New York Knicks. In his first year in the league, he ended the year averaging 20 points and 9 rebounds per game. For his effort, Ewing was named as the NBA Rookie of the Year.
Ewing ended up spending 15 years with the Knicks. Although he never won a championship with the team, most historians and fans believe that this was simply a result of playing during the Jordan-era. He ended his career with the Knicks in 2000, after being selected to 11 All-Star games during his career with them.
As far as his personal life, Ewing is married and has three children with his wife. His son, Patrick Ewing Jr., was an NBA player as he was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2008. Ewing has maintained a career in basketball as he currently serves as the associate head coach for the Charlotte Bobcats.