Patrick Ewing talked to our dude Dan Patrick this morning about his new associate head coaching job with the Charlotte Hornets (and working with that friendly competitor MJ). Since DP is right next to Howard Stern in getting previously unheard info out of his guests, Ewing shared some eyebrow-raising stories from his early playing days. Like, for instance, how the KKK kept him from attending UNC. Wait, what?
North Carolina was a very good school. But when I went down there they put me in that Carolina Inn, and there was a big Ku Klux Klan Rally in North Carolina when I was there. And I'm like, "You know what? I'm not comin' down here."
FanIQ twists the knife for non-racist UNC fans by adding, "If Ewing had decided to play at North Carolina, the Tar Heels would have had one of the all-time greatest teams in the history of college basketball, and perhaps one of the strongest rosters in the history of basketball." Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Sam Perkins, Jimmy Black, and Patrick Ewing? That team'll compete.