Anthony Mason was known for his intensity and physical play during his years with coach Pat Riley with the New York Knicks. While Playing for Pat Riley in New York, Mason played along side Patrick Ewing and they donated the paint area in the tough mid-90s era in the NBA. During his career in the NBA, Mason played for the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets, and Milwaukee Bucks.
The 13 year vet was an undrafted pick and 1995 Sixth Man of The Year. He suffered from multiple heart complications and on February 10th, Mason suffered a heart attack. Family members recently said Mason’s condition was improving after his last of several surgery, one surgery lasting for a length of nine hours. Anthony Mason’s son, Anthony Mason, Jr. confirmed his father’s passing via New York Past:
“First I want to thank all those who offered prayers and well wishes for my Father, our family really appreciates it. Overnight New York City and the world lost a legend, a friend, a brother but more than anything our father, Anthony Mason. As well all would expect our father, Big Mase, put up an incredible fight, dealing with several heart issues. I’m wishing this was something else I was writing, but Pops we’ve got to let you know we love you and know you’ll always be with us.”