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AnthonyMason, a 13-year NBA veteran and longtime New York Knick, has died at the age of 48.
Earlier this month, Mason suffered a heart attack while being tested at the hospital for congestive heart failure, according to NBA insider Peter Vecsey. He underwent multiple heart surgeries before passing away. A Knicks spokesperson confirmed the news of Mason’s death to ESPN. Mason is survived by his sons Anthony Mason, Jr. and Antoine Mason, former and current college basketball players respectively themselves.
Mason was initially drafted in the third round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. After being cut by the Blazers, he played a short stint in the CBA and USBL; Mason played for the Knicks for five years between 1991 and 1995. The 6’7″ power forward shared the court with Patrick Ewing and John Starks in a 1994 championship run that the Knicks lost…
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