Ex-center pivot Patrick Ewing, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, announced that he had been robbed of his two Olympic gold medals and his NCAA championship ring.
In an interview with ‘The Dan Patrick Show’, Ewing spoke about the loss of his 1984 and 1992 medals. “My house was raided in New York, and at one point the medals were stolen,” Ewing confirmed.
“So I called Jerry Colangelo (former president of basketball in the United States) and it was great because he was able to get me two replacement medals.”
Ewing won the 1992 Barcelona medal as part of the Dream Team, America’s first list of primarily professional players.
“He took care of me,” Ewing said of Colangelo. “He’s a great guy.”
Ewing, 57, said the 1984 national championship ring he won with the Georgetown Hoyas was also stolen: “They took my college championship ring, but someone tried to sell it on eBay and I was able to get it back,” the former player reported. , now coach of Las Hoyas.
Ewing, who played 17 NBA seasons, primarily with the New York Knicks, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2008..