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October 16, 2000
Patrick Ewing's career as a SuperSonic began last week as NBA camps opened. Will longtime Knick Ewing, 38, find gold at the end of his career rainbow? Here's how other great athletes fared when they went from being one team's icon to another's prized antique.
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October 16, 2000

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Patrick Ewing's career as a SuperSonic began last week as NBA camps opened. Will longtime Knick Ewing, 38, find gold at the end of his career rainbow? Here's how other great athletes fared when they went from being one team's icon to another's prized antique.

Hank Aaron
Spent two seasons with Brewers after 21 with Braves. Home run king lost fizz with Brew Crew: 22 dingers and .232 average.

Walt Frazier
After 10 years with the Knicks, played 2� seasons with Cavaliers. Averaged 16.2 points and 4-1 assists in first (and what should've been last) year with Cleveland.

Joe Namath
Capped a 12-year Jets career with one season with Rams. Lights dimmed on Broadway Joe as he threw five interceptions in four games for L.A.

O.J. Simpson
Played two seasons with 49ers after nine with Bills. Averaged 3.7 yards per carry as Niners went a grisly 4-28.

Johnny Unitas
Followed 17 years with Colts with one season in San Diego. Only high point with Chargers was getting 40,000th passing yard.

Willie Mays
Spent 1� seasons with Mets after 20� with Giants. Batted paltry .238 for Ya Gotta Believers; got sympathy All-Star berth.

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