May AM rest in peace till we meet again
Anthony Mason, popular for his intensity — and being the most physical player on Pat Riley’s tough Knicks teams — has died at the age of 48.
His son Anthony Mason Jr. has confirmed the passing, providing this statement (via the New York Post).
“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 you all would expect our father – Big Mase – put up an incredible fight, dealing with a severe 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.”
Mason had suffered multiple heart attacks on Feb. 10 and had undergone…
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