Ex-Knicks Legend Pat Ewing thinks the Nets will not steal Fans

Before the Orlando Magic rained on the Knicks from beyond the arc during yesterday’s loss, the NY Post caught up with ex-Knicks legend Patrick Ewing and he expressed his thoughts about possible NY fans becoming Brooklyn Nets fans.

via NYPost.com

“Most of the fans will still be Knicks fans,’’ Ewing said. “Brooklyn is a great town, great city. It’s New York. But most of the people — like most people going to Nets games — are Knicks fans. They’re going to have to their work cut out for them to try to change the culture.’’

Asked about how tough it is to play in New York, Ewing said, “I tell him to stay in Orlando.”

“Selfishly, I’d like for him to stay in Orlando,’’ Ewing added. “In my opinion, he’s the best center in the league right now. He’s great for our team.’’

The Magic have an 8-3 record despite the Howard uncertainty on whether he’ll be traded by the deadline.

”It’s tough for everybody, it’s tough for our team,’’ Ewing said. “It’s tough for management. We’re trying to make the best of a bad situation.’’

Somebody asked Ewing if the Knicks’ “Broadway Bigs’’ (Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler) are a better frontcourt than the one Ewing, Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason formed in the mid-1990s.

“They just started, (but) we won a lot of games,’’ Ewing said.

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