Today in Sports History: November 11

Patrick Ewing became the 23rd player to surpass the 20,000 point mark during a New York Knicks versus Orlando Magic game in 1996. Ewing scored 24 points during the game and solidified his place among the greats. Ewing spent 17 seasons in the NBA after a successful career at Georgetown, where he would later return as head coach. He helped lead the Knicks to two championships (1994 and 1999) and he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. Ewing also racked up two gold medals in the 1984 and 1992 Olympics as a member of the “Dream Team.” He is an eleven-time All-Star and was named to seven All-NBA teams. He has been inducted into the hall of fame twice, once for his individual career, and once as a member of the “Dream Team.” The Knicks retired his no. 33 jersey.

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