This weekend, Carmelo Anthony will become the first Knick since Patrick Ewing to appear in three consecutive All-Star Games, but for Ewing, three All-Star Games is just the tip of the iceberg.
Ewing is the most celebrated All-Star in Knicks franchise history. Over a span of 13 seasons, he made the team 11 times, including a stretch of 10 in a row from 1988-1997. Ewing’s ferocious style of play was a match made in heaven for the up-and-down All-Star format, and although he never brought home the MVP award, he left behind a highlight reel of All-Star Game dunks and blocks. He missed two contests because of injuries, but averaged 11.8 points 6.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over the other nine years. It’ll be a long time before we see anyone approach his franchise record mark of appearances.
Ewing throws one down on David Robinson during the 1991 All-Star Game in Charlotte.
Ewing slams this one home off the nice feed from Michael Jordan during the 1992 contest in Orlando.