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Anthony Mason dead at 48; former New York Knicks standout
Anthony Mason dead at 48; former New York Knicks standout

Former NBA power forward Anthony Mason, who played a strong supporting role in the New York Knicks' rise to prominence in the 1990s, died early Saturday morning, the team confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 48. Mason's death was first reported by the New York Daily News, which said he had suffered a heart attack earlier this month. In a statement to the newspaper, Anthony Mason Jr. confirmed his father had been battling heart problems: "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,...

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