Anthony Mason tragically passed away Friday in the hospital while battling to recover from congestive heart failure at the age of 48.
He was known for teaming with Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley and John Starks to help the Knicks win the Eastern Conference in 1994 and reach the NBA Finals.
Phil Jackson, who coached for and against Mason was quoted saying, “As a competitor, there was none fiercer than Anthony Mason,” Jackson said. “Standing on the opposite end of the playing field, coaching in those great Chicago/New York battles, No. 14 in Orange and Blue always stood out. On behalf of the entire Knickerbocker community, our condolences go out to his family.”
Prayers go out to the Mason family in their time of grief.