Patrick Ewing says his two Olympic gold medals were stolen
Posted on May 07, 2020
Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing revealed Tuesday that his two Olympic gold medals and NCAA championship ring were stolen.
Ewing discussed the loss of his 1984 and 1992 medals on "The Dan Patrick Show."
He had played 17 seasons in the NBA, mostly with the New York Knicks, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, according to basketball data provider iSports API.
The 11-time All-Star said Tuesday was the first time he's talked about the theft.
"My house got broken into in New York, and at one point they stole my medals," Ewing said. "So I called Jerry Colangelo former USA Basketball chairman , and he was great to be able to get me two replacement medals."
Ewing won the 1992 medal as part of the Dream Team, the United States' first roster of primarily professional players, as per iSports baksetball API.
"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 Georgetown was also taken.
"They did take my college championship ring, but someone tried to sell it on eBay and I was able to get that back," said Ewing, who is now the head coach at his alma mater.
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