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#1 Posted on 17.9.02 0606.09
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This is a sad day in basketball. Today, Patrick Ewing is expected to announce his retirement in New York. He's probably going to work in the Wizards' front office.

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#2 Posted on 17.9.02 0818.11
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He's just trying to beat the rush...

Hakeem is not far behind.

And yes, this day and that day will be sad days for the NBA, losing two of it's best big men ever.
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#3 Posted on 17.9.02 1333.30
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By Steve Wyche
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 17, 2002; 2:02 PM


Shortly after announcing his retirement from pro basketball, famed center Patrick Ewing revealed that he has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Washington Wizards.

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#4 Posted on 18.9.02 0359.02
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*pops the cork off a bottle of champagne*

Whoohooooooo! Ewing's gone! Finito! Bye-bye! See ya later!

Tell me I'm not the only one happy about this.

Actually, tell you the truth... perhaps I used a bit of hyperbole in celebrating. Because truth be told, Ewing's been pretty much irrelevant for about four years now. The guy should've known his time was up when the Knicks managed to get to the NBA Finals without having him around for most of the season, back in 1999. You'd think that losing their “franchise player” would have affected the Knicks more than it did. But in truth, they played better without him.

And another thing... I don't see him as being one of the best centers of all-time. Hakeem, Shaq, Wilt, Mikan, Russell-- yes. Ewing? Hell, no. He was a good center, a dependable center, but he wasn't a guy capable of lighting it up for 50 points on any one night, or grabbing 20 rebounds. The first four guys I mentioned were/are capable of the former, and pretty much all of them were capable of doing the latter. Ewing? You could most of the time count on him to put up 10-20 points every game, but he wasn't good enough to have an outstanding individual performance against any good team. Perhaps that's part of the reason why Shaq, Hakeem and Rik Smits were able to light him up on a regular basis.

[puts on a catcher's outfit, and gets ready to catch any flaming balls sent by the Knicks fans...]
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#5 Posted on 18.9.02 0633.50
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You're saying that, just because you're from Indianapolis.

You were right about Ewing being irrelevant the last few years, though.
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#6 Posted on 18.9.02 1048.21
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What the heck is wrong with the Wizards? why not try to get Jordan or Ewing BEFORE they retire?
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#7 Posted on 19.9.02 2105.18
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    Originally posted by sethseekstruth
    What the heck is wrong with the Wizards? why not try to get Jordan or Ewing BEFORE they retire?


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#8 Posted on 20.9.02 0102.47
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Wow. Now with Ewing retired as well as Bird, we can safely say the two ugliest ball players ever have hung up the sneakers. It's the end of an era, y'all.
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#9 Posted on 20.9.02 0106.04
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What, no props for Shane "I have fucking grooves in my head!" Battier?

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#10 Posted on 20.9.02 0107.53
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Well, if he didn't have the Abdullah the Butcher/Perro Aguayo look going on, he wouldn't be an unattractive man. Ewing and Bird, on the other hand, didn't fall out of the Ugly Tree - they had it fall on them.
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#11 Posted on 20.9.02 0114.01
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Well, maybe that's true, but when someone compares your head to a nutsack, that's the end of the discussion for me.
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#12 Posted on 20.9.02 0118.20
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Well, that's *you* - I read a review of AKIRA where the Giant Baby Tetsuo was compared, in looks, to a scrotum, but it didn't hinder my appreciation of the film. I don't see why having a nutsac skull should hurt Battier; all he needs to do is let his hair grow, and no one would be the wiser.
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#13 Posted on 20.9.02 0126.27
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    Originally posted by Jubuki
    I don't see why having a nutsac skull should hurt Battier; all he needs to do is let his hair grow, and no one would be the wiser.


Well, then YOU tell him to stop shaving his head. I mean, I'm sure he knows what his head looks like, and someone's probably told him it's a good idea to let it grow out and all...
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#14 Posted on 20.9.02 0813.02
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Well... I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks Ewing has to be one of the ugliest men alive. One of the lowest points of SportsCenter for me was when Ewing opened his ugly mouth and started screaming after a monster dunk.
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