On Tuesday, Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing revealed his two Olympic gold medals and NCAA national title ring were stolen from his home years ago.
Ewing appeared on the Dan Patrick Show to discuss publicly for the first time. Ewing was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1985 and played in the NBA for 17 seasons, earning 11 All-Star nods.
“My house got broken into in New York at one point and they stole my medals,” Ewing said on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “Sometimes it sucks to be well-known.”
Ewing is now the head coach of his famous alma mater, Georgetown. He won the gold medals as a member of the1992 Dream Team and the 1984 Olympics.
He also said his 1984 NCAA title ring he won with the Hoyas was stolen, but Ewing later retrieved it when it was put on eBay.
However, he was able to get replacement gold medals after he called USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo. The 57-year-old felt the burglary occurred because he was targeted for being famous.
If you didn’t know, Pat Ewing nostalgia is a hot commodity.