Former New York Knicks star and Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing announced on Friday that he has been hospitalized with the coronavirus.
Back in March, Kevin Durant and three other members of the Brooklyn Nets contracted COVID-19, which at the time spiked the number of NBA players diagnosed, to seven. All of the players have since recovered.
The head coach of Georgetown’s men’s basketball team -- who was one of the most dominant college players in history -- is “under care and isolated at a local hospital,” according to a statement on Twitter.
“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in Georgetown’s tweeted statement. “I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”