Cohen's Analysis: Despite being one of the best centers in hoops history, Patrick Ewing never won an NBA championship and never was a league MVP. Yet if you ask New York sports fans who the most prominent athlete in their city’s history was, the majority says it is Ewing.

In his final playing days, which was with Orlando, Ewing returned to MSG for one last time in uniform and fittingly was inserted into the game for a few minutes of praise from those that watched his professional career every step of the way.



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