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Mason Family, Knicks Brass Release Statements On Anthony Mason

Forever a Knick to most fans, Anthony Mason has passed away (photo courtesy of

New York Knicks legend Anthony Mason lost his health battle early today after trying to recover from congestive heart failure. He was a beloved figure in the New York area and by New York Knicks fans. Here is the official press release from the New York Knicks containing words from the Mason family and Knicks brass, Phil Jackson and Steve Mills.

“Anthony Mason

The Mason Family: “We would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt thoughts and strong prayers. Anthony felt each and every one. He fought like a warrior to the very end. Please keep your prayers and thoughts with us through this very hard time – it is a great loss for us. We ask for our privacy during this time.”
Phil Jackson: “As a competitor, there was none fiercer than Anthony Mason. Standing on the opposite end of the playing field, coaching in those great Chicago/New York battles, No. 14 in the Orange and Blue always stood out. On behalf of the entire Knickerbocker community, our condolences go out to his family. Rest in peace, Mase.”

Steve Mills: “For five seasons, Anthony Mason proudly donned a Knicks uniform like no other of his era. His New York City roots, his passion for the City game, his desire to win and his tenacity for defense made him a fan-favorite across the five boroughs, and beyond for every Knickerbocker. All of us here at the New York Knicks will remember Mase and cherish his legacy.” ”

Affectionately called Mase by many Knicks fans, Anthony Mason will definitely be missed. Rest In Peace.

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