Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing (playfully?) miffed about treatment at Madison Square Garden

Georgetown coach and Knicks legend Patrick Ewing coaches in Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Head coach Patrick Ewing of the Georgetown Hoyas directs his team in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the Quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing returned to Madison Square Garden to coach Georgetown in the Big East tournament.

Between guiding the Hoyas over Villanova yesterday and a game against Seton Hall tonight, Ewing registered a complaint for Knicks owner James Dolan.

NBC4 Sports:


I do want to say one thing, though. I thought this was my building. And I feel terrible that I’m getting stopped, accosted, asking for passes. Everybody in this building should know who the hell I am. And I’m getting stopped. I can’t move around this building. I was like, “What the hell Is this Madison Square Garden?” I’m going to have to call Mr. Dolan and say,” Jeez is my number in the rafters or what?”

Ewing might be completing kidding. He might be partially kidding. He might not be kidding at all.

But a lot of people are taking his comments at face value – that a millionaire is criticizing hourly workers for not recognizing him and giving him special privileges – and taking the millionaire’s side!

Speaks to how much people loathe the billionaire in the equation.