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Sport Covid-19: Pat Ewing, the former NBA star, hospitalized

17:20  23 may  2020
17:20  23 may  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Corona: Former NBA star Ewing hospitalized

 Corona: Former NBA star Ewing hospitalized © GETTY AFPSIDJoe Robbins Ewing has COVID-19 Washington (SID) - Former NBA star Patrick Ewing was hospitalized due to COVID-19 disease . This was announced by the former basketball professional of the New York Knicks. "The virus is serious and should not be played down," said the 57-year-old, thanking the health workers "and everyone who is fighting on the front line". The Knicks tweeted: "All the best, boy. Stay strong." Ewing won Olympic gold with the USA in 1984 in Los Angeles and 1992 with

The basketball player, Olympic champion in 1984 and 1992, announced that he had coronavirus. He is currently in solitary confinement in a hospital.

Le Parisien © AFP / Sarah Stier The Parisian

Although diminished, he took care to communicate the information himself. Patrick Ewing, the former NBA parquet star for almost 20 years (from 1985 to 2002), announced on the night of Friday to Saturday, on social networks that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

"I want to tell you that I 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 themselves and their loved ones, ”said the double Olympic champion, the first time in 1984 in Los Angeles and the second in 1992 with Michael Jordan's Dream Team.

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The person concerned, who will turn 58 on August 5, has been "taken care of and placed in solitary confinement in a local hospital", explains, in another press release, Georgetown University where Ewing coaches basketball team. "He is the only member of the men's basketball program to test positive for the virus," the statement said.

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

As a reminder, Pat Ewing - giant parquet floors from the time of his glory from the height of his 2.13 m, selected 11 times at All -Star NBA with the New York Knicks - is overweight, which is an aggravating factor with the coronavirus. It has not been clarified whether it is asymptomatic.

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Wave of emotion after announcement

The announcement of the former Knicks legend caused a wave of emotion across the Atlantic. Many basketball players were quick to respond to support Ewing like the Spaniard Pau Gasol. "I wish you a quick recovery, legend," sent the double NBA champion to him.

This revelation comes while my NBA is still in shock from the disappearance of coach Jerry Sloan, who led Utah Jazz to two finals lost in 1997 and 1998 against the Bulls of Michael Jordan. He died Friday at 78 years of complications related to Parkinson's disease

In addition the United States is the country most affected by the virus with more than 96,000 deaths. However, many states have already reopened their theaters. The NBA, the prestigious North American championship, which has been stopped since mid-March and the announcement of the contamination of Frenchman Rudy Gobert at Covid-19, plans to resume the season in June.

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