NBA players, coaches mourn the death of Anthony Mason

Anthony Mason, P.J. Brown
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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