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Anthony Mason
Anthony Mason
Position: None
Born: 12/14/66
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Riley and Anthony Mason had their battles, but there was also much love, which made attending Mason’s funeral last week so difficult. “When one of your players, that you coached very intensely for five years, leaves the planet before you do, it’s like one of your children,” Riley said. “It’s just very hard.” He’s been around long enough to see several other favorites—his Forever Men, from Brian Grant to Magic Johnson to Alonzo Mourning—endure serious health hardships. “When Earvin went down, we thought it was the worst,” Riley said. “When Zo went down, we thought it was the worst. When Chris, you think it’s the worst….So it really affects you.”
via Bleacher Report
“Mase is very — I am trying to think of the word … when you miss him and he thinks he should get the ball and he doesn’t get it — he is one of those guys that doesn’t mince his words,” Ewing said, chuckling again. “‘Man, you missed me!’ Or one of those things.” The Knicks won an average of 54 games per season with Mason on their roster. It wasn’t always a smooth ride, but Ewing will always look back fondly at having Mason by his side. “We played five years together,” Ewing said. “It was one of the highlights of being with the Knicks. Those teams, we felt we had an opportunity or a chance to go real far. “It was great to share those moments with him,” Ewing added. “It is sad to see him at that early age that he is not going to be with us anymore.”
via ESPN.com
Like many of Anthony Mason’s former teammates, Patrick Ewing has plenty of Mase stories. “I don’t think a lot of them can be put in the paper,” Ewing said with a chuckle on Wednesday. Over the next two days at the wake and funeral for Mason in New York, many family members, friends and former teammates will certainly share tales of the beloved former New York Knick with the intimidating scowl and muscular build of an NFL linebacker.
via ESPN.com