New York Knicks legend and Georgetown University Men’s Basketball head coach Patrick Ewing announced Friday night on Twitter that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Here is a statement from Ewing:
I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
Ewing, 57, joins a host of NBA personalities who have contracted the coronavirus which includes Kevin Durant, Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and ESPN commentator Doris Burke. The total number of confirmed cases in the NBA community is now up to 18. Ewing is currently being hospitalized, but the severity of his condition is unknown.
The Knicks sent well wishes to the Hall of Fame center with the following tweet:
Get well soon, Big Fella. Stay strong 🧡💙 https://t.co/QV3r5IcuTw— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 22, 2020
The NBA is reportedly preparing to take the next steps in returning to play in the near future despite the virus continuing to spread. Adrian Wojnarowski announced this week that NBA players are expected to be called back to their team markets on June 1st.
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