2. Patrick Ewing
When the New York Knicks drafted Patrick Ewing with the number one overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft, they expected the young man from Georgetown to bring the team back to glory. Ewing had to carry a city on his shoulders and he tried his best to bring the Knicks to basketball immortality. After 15 seasons with the Knicks, Ewing was traded to the Seattle Supersonics before he could achieve his goal of winning a championship.
To this day, Patrick Ewing is an iconic sports figure in New York and many fans still appreciate what he had done for the team in the 80s and 90s. Once Ewing departed Broadway, he left behind an incredible legacy that no one could match. Ewing retired as the franchises all-time leading scorer (23,665 points) and he averaged 22.78 ppg, 2.0 apg and 10.3 rpg.
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