Ewing discussed the loss of his 1984 and 1992 medals in “The Dan Patrick Show”.
“My house was robbed in New York, and at one point they stole my medals,” said Ewing. “So I called Jerry Colangelo [former USA Basketball chairman]and it was great to be able to get two replacement medals. “
Ewing won the 1992 medal as part of the Dream Team, the first formation in the United States composed mainly of professional players.
“He took care of me,” said Ewing of Colangelo. “He’s a great guy. “
Ewing, 57, said the 1984 national championship ring he won with Georgetown had also been taken.
“They took my college championship ring, but someone tried to sell it on eBay and I was able to get it back,” said Ewing, who is now the head coach of his alma mater.
Ewing, who has played 17 seasons in the NBA, mostly with the New York Knicks, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
The 11-All-Star said on Tuesday that it was the first time it had spoken of the theft.