Patrick Ewing was officially announced positive by the school on Friday and he is currently under the care and isolation of a local hospital.
Ewing was married to Sharon Campbell from 1983 to 1998. They had seven children including Patrick Ewing, Jr.
After friend and rival NBA center Alonzo Mourning was diagnosed with a kidney ailment in 2000, Ewing promised that he would donate one of his kidneys to Mourning if he ever needed one. In 2003, Ewing was tested for kidney compatibility with Mourning, but Mourning’s cousin was found to be the better match.
Ewing, Jr, transferred to his father’s alma mater, Georgetown University after two years at Indiana University Bloomington. Ewing, Jr. wore the same jersey number that his father wore, #33. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round with the 43rd pick of the 2008 NBA draft, but was then traded to the New York Knicks, his father’s old team. He did not make the Knicks’ final roster, however. He has spent most of his career in the NBA D-League and in Europe.
On May 22, 2020, Ewing tested positive for COVID-19.
Given his health history it is worrying knowing that he has tested positive for covid-19.
TSR reported the following on the matter:
“TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94
#TSRSports: New York Knicks legend and current Georgetown coach #PatrickEwing has tested positive for the coronavirus. The school officially announced his diagnosis on Friday and said that he is under care and isolated at a local hospital.
According to @espn, Ewing said in a statement, “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 yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.” _____________________________________
Georgetown has said that Ewing is the only member of the men’s basketball program to have—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: @gettyimages)”