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NBA players, coaches mourn the death of Anthony Mason

NBA players, coaches mourn the death of Anthony Mason
Miami Heat forward Anthony Mason, left, tries to drive past Charlotte Hornets center P.J. Brown during a game in April 2001. (Amy E. Conn / Associated Press)

Anthony Mason, whose gritty, defensive playing style was a hallmark of the New York Knicks' teams of the 1990s, died Saturday at the age of 48.

Mason was a favorite among fans and his fellow players. Many players and coaches expressed their condolences and shared their reactions to his death on Twitter:

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