Before the game tonight, MSG showed the best moments of Patrick Ewing's career, and I couldn't take my eyes off the TV. I never truly appreciated what a great player he was. Blocking three shots on one play is incredible. (He should have been nicknamed "Hat-trick Ewing"...:)
And watching him hobble around on one leg in the "Willis Reed" game, almost brought tears to my eyes...He was a warrior.
The presence he brought to the team was palpable, and though I see a spark of that in Amare, there is just no comparison. Until the Knicks can find an intimidator like that in the middle, these Knicks will fall short of Ewing's squad, regardless of how well Amare, Melo and Chauncey play.