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Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
Position: -
Born: 08/05/62
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Earnings: $112,693,120 ($183,832,945*)
The 11-time All-Star appeared on The Post’s “Big Apple Buckets” podcast this week and discussed an array of topics, revealing he “broke down” on the team bus when forced to sit out the Knicks’ five-game loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the ’99 Finals due to an Achilles injury he suffered earlier in the postseason. “It definitely would have been a tougher series for them [if I was healthy],” Ewing said. “Marcus [Camby] and myself would have been a formidable duo to go against both Tim [Duncan] and David [Robinson], but that was tough because to have to sit there and listen to all the noise that those fans were talking about, it was hard to take. I actually broke down.
Ewing on the 1994 Finals: “We had an opportunity to beat Houston, and I’m not gonna say it was the game where John (Starks) missed those shots. I think that the third game — our first game back at home — Sam Cassell hit a huge 3 to propel them to the victory, but we were right there to get that game, and if we had gotten that game I thought that the series would not have gone back to Houston and we would have won. But it is what it is. Take our hat off to Hakeem [Olajuwon] and those guys, they did a great job.”
Tom Thibodeau gave Randle a high compliment Saturday and threw a Patrick Ewing comparison his way, raving about Randle’s work ethic and the effect it has had on the Knicks. “It always starts with your best players,” Thibodeau said. “They work like that and it sets the tone for the team. He’s relentless. It’s not an accident that he’s having the type of season that he’s having. … In the ’90s when I first arrived here as an assistant, the thing that blew me away was Patrick Ewing every morning in the offseason he was the first guy in the building. He worked like crazy. He got himself ready, and the rest of the team did the same. That’s leadership. It’s not what you say, it’s what you do. When you see an example like that it gives you confidence and it gives the team confidence.”

Mark Cuban: NBA was a very macho industry when I first got in

When it comes to team building, when it comes to this organization, what’s changed the biggest over the years? Mark Cuban: “Just the kids, right? The guys, they’re different. When I first got in, it was a very macho industry and we we’re just coming out of the 90s. And you had guys who just beat the hell out of each other. It was all about who was tough and who wasn’t. You had Shaq banging on people you had Alonzo Mourning. Patrick Ewing was at the end of his career. But, you had guys that were just all about the physical and what kind of dominance could you establish in the paint. And remember all the grief that Dirk used to get, ‘oh, he can’t — why isn’t he in the paint? Why isn’t he in the paint?’ And and that’s changed.”