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May 16, 2011 4:37 by

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-born American, who is a retired Hall of Fame NBA player and current coach for NBA’s Orlando Magic. Ewing is in fact named the 16th greatest collage player of all time by ESPN.

Before his stint with the SuperSonics, Ewing spent a lot of time playing for the New York Knicks. His popularity afforded him invitations for cameos in sitcoms like Spin City and Mad About You.

But Ewing’s most famous Hollywood run was in 1996 for the movie Space Jam, where he played himself, one of five NBA players whose talent got stolen by some cartoon aliens.

During the filming of Space Jam, Ewing would have bumped into this Hollywood big shot, who did the voice over for lead bad guy Mr Swackhammer…

 

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