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Everybody always thinks the grass is always greener. — Patrick Ewing

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Everybody keeps telling me how surprised they are with what I've done. But I'm telling you honestly that it doesn't surprise me. I knew I could do it. — Patrick Ewing

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Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I'll be ready. — Patrick Ewing

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We feel that we are fighting for our lives and our livelihoods. — Patrick Ewing

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Winning a ring is everybody's goal, whether you're a player or a coach. — Patrick Ewing

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Too much negotiating and not enough work on the court - that's what happened to me during the lockout. Too much talking and not enough training. I couldn't put in my usual offseason work routine. I think that all caught up to me, with my Achilles problems. — Patrick Ewing

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The greatest players fit with the team. They play within the team's style, rather than asking the team to change its style. — Patrick Ewing

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Most of the fans will still be Knick fans. — Patrick Ewing

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I never knew what basketball was. I started playing on the playground. People used to laugh at me and joke at me because I was so tall and I didn't know the game and couldn't play it. — Patrick Ewing

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I'm satisfied with the way I play, but I don't evaluate my performances. I worry about what I can contribute defensively. I don't need to score. As long as we win, I don't care how many points I score. — Patrick Ewing

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I wish I had stayed and finished my career here in New York. — Patrick Ewing

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If I want to average 32 points a game, I can do that easily. It's just eight, eight, eight, eight. No problem. I can do that anytime. That's not being cocky. That's confidence. — Patrick Ewing

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Pat Riley, Dave Checketts and Ernie Grunfeld - they brought the Knicks back to the glory days. It started with Rick Pitino. We took our first step with him, making the playoffs. When Pat came in we just kicked the door open. — Patrick Ewing

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People complain that pro athletes make a lot of money; but what they don't understand is that we need a lot of money because we spend a lot of money. — Patrick Ewing

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I've been an assistant for seven years now and I haven't had one head coaching interview. I'm doing something wrong. — Patrick Ewing

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Every parent wants to see their kids excel. — Patrick Ewing

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I'm just like any person who is coaching in this league, I'm just looking for an opportunity, that's all. — Patrick Ewing

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Every time when they would call my name I kept hearing 'New York Knicks' instead of 'Seattle SuperSonics.' — Patrick Ewing

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New York is a passionate city. They want a winner. They deserve a winner. I think we did an outstanding job of bringing it back. — Patrick Ewing

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Umm - it was - you know - umm - a good game. You know. — Patrick Ewing

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It's the person who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done. — Patrick Ewing

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I'm sure at some point I will get back into coaching, but right now I need to focus completely on my kids. — Patrick Ewing

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When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with. I still had to call out plays, notice schemes, know the systems, do everything they had to do. — Patrick Ewing

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I positively, positively, positively want to play. I've got everything else so why not a gold medal? I want to play. — Patrick Ewing

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I've been to the Hall of Fame many times, in grade school and high school. I had field trips to the Hall of Fame and taking tours of it. I just never thought about that one day I possibly might be in it. I think it'd be great. — Patrick Ewing

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I think the people here in New York appreciated what I brought to the table, and they showed it when I retired by the way they came out and supported me, and it meant a lot to me. It made me feel like I am a part of this city, and I will remain a part of this city. — Patrick Ewing

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People think that just because you're a center, you're not as smart as the guards or the smaller guys. — Patrick Ewing

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We might make a lot of money but, we also spend a lot of money. — Patrick Ewing

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This means a lot. I'm being recognized for all the blood, sweat and tears I put into a 17-year career. — Patrick Ewing