Saturday , Oct , 25 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Like father like son: Patrick Ewing Jr. might make New York Knicks

Once upon a time, they cheered the dad. Last night, they cheered the son. In a throwback moment, a nostalgic Madison Square Garden celebrated Patrick Ewing Jr. getting minutes against New Jersey by chanting ‘Pat-rick Ewing’. The chant was partially a salute to his father, a famous post with the Knicks during the nineties …

Like father like son: Patrick Ewing Jr. might make New York KnicksOnce upon a time, New York cheered the dad. Last night, New York cheered the son. In a pure throwback moment, a nostalgic Madison Square Garden celebrated Patrick Ewing Jr. getting minutes against New Jersey by chanting ‘Pat-rick Ewing’.

The chant was partially a salute to his father, a famous post with the Knicks during the nineties. But it was also a salute to the offspring, who energized the crowd with two dunks and a three-pointer in limited minutes.
 

Ewing Jr., a second round pick in the 2008 draft, is fighting to make the club he grew up around. Anthony Robertson, his main competition for the final roster spot, has struggled in training camp. So the MSG faithful could cheer the son with more old school ‘Pat-rick Ewing’ chants come regular season.

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