Knicks Legend Patrick Ewing Hospitalized for Coronavirus

“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe...

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2018, file photo, Georgetown men’s basketball head coach Patrick Ewing smiles during a television interview while speaking about the upcoming season at Georgetown University in Washington. The New York Knicks are turning to Ewing in hopes of lottery luck, the NBA basketball team announced Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. 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,” Ewing wrote.

Georgetown Athletics put out a statement, saying the 57-year-old basketball legend is isolated at a local hospital and is the only member of the program who tested positive.

Ewing also played for Georgetown, but is best known for his 15 years with the Knicks.

The seven foot center was named to 11 all-star teams and became the franchise’s all-time leader in points, rebounds, and blocked shots.

Ewing won an NCAA championship, two gold medals and led the Knicks to two NBA finals.

He was inducted into the hall of fame in 2008.

No Knicks player has ever scored more points, grabbed more rebounds or blocked more shots than Ewing.

“Get well soon, Big Fella. Stay strong,” the team tweeted.

Ewing was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

“I went to war with you for ten years,” longtime Knicks teammate Charles Oakley tweeted. “I won’t leave you on the battlefield now. Get well Patrick. More fights ahead.”

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