Patrick Ewing Says Madison Square Garden Security Guards Keep Hassling Him

Written by on March 12, 2021

Former Knicks nice Patrick Ewing complained Thursday that he’s not getting acknowledged by safety at Madison Sq. Backyard ― the sector he referred to as house for 15 seasons in a Corridor of Fame profession. (Watch his feedback under.)

Ewing, now the coach of Georgetown, stated Backyard employees has repeatedly accosted him and stopped him since he arrived along with his group for the Large East Event.

Ewing is simple to determine. He stands 7 ft tall. To not point out that his retired jersey quantity hangs from the ceiling.

“I believed this was my constructing,” Ewing stated after Georgetown defeated Villanova within the quarterfinals on Thursday. “And I really feel horrible that I’m getting stopped, accosted, asking for passes. All people on this constructing ought to know who the hell I’m. And  I’m getting stopped. I can’t transfer round this constructing. I used to be like, ‘What the hell? Is that this Madison Sq. Backyard?’”

Ewing stated he must name Knicks proprietor James Dolan and remind him that his quantity does certainly hold from the rafters. The Backyard later launched a press release that Ewing and Dolan did focus on the matter.

“Jim and Patrick have a long-standing relationship; they spoke this afternoon and reaffirmed that,” the assertion learn, per the New York Submit. “Everyone knows, respect and admire what he means to The Backyard and New York. Good luck to him and his Hoyas within the Large East semi-finals.”

The circumstances of when and the place Ewing was stopped by safety weren’t clear.

Greater than a yr in the past, one other Backyard fixture, filmmaker and Knicks fanatic Spike Lee, complained of disrespectful remedy by the sector’s safety. The Oscar winner stated he was denied passage at his normal entrance and accused Dolan of harassing him.

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