Today in Sports History: September 20

By Veronica An

Patrick Ewing, star center of the NBA’s New York Knicks, was suddenly traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2000. After playing 15 years with the Knicks, he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in one of the largest deals in league history. The four-team, 12-player deal sent Ewing to Seattle, Glen Rice, Travis Knight, and Luc Longley to New York, and Horace Grant to the L.A. Lakers. It was only the second four-team deal in NBA history. At the time of the trade, Ewing was 38 years old and had only 1 year left on his contract. Post-trade, his averages fell to 9.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in 2000-01. Ewing finished his career with the Orlando Magic.

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