NBA Legend and Georgetown University basketball coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed. Ewing, 57, has been hospitalized as a result of the virus.
"I have tested positive for COVID-19," Ewing said in a statement shared to his Twitter account. "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."
He also thanked healthcare workers in his message:
Ewing played 17 seasons in the NBA, predominantly for the New York Knicks. No further details about his condition are available.
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