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February 24, 2015 Updates

“He was a hard-nosed player. We came to the Knicks around the same time and he fought for everything he got in this league as well as growing up,” Starks said during the 16th Annual Knicks Bowl at Chelsea Piers. “He’s fighting right now for his life, and I believe he’s going to pull through. “I think I was at a game when I heard about it. It was a shock. He’s still a young man. Unfortunately these things do occur in life. There’s no rhyme or reason why it happens, but it’s something he continues to fight. His family continues to pray. We continue to pray. It’s just tough right now. Mase is the type of guy who’s going to fight every inch of the way. He’s going to pull through this.” New York Post

February 23, 2015 Updates

Former Knick Anthony Mason is improving but in critical condition following multiple surgeries after suffering a massive heart attack earlier this month, one of his sons told AL.com Monday. "I actually spoke to him today," Antoine Mason, a guard at Auburn, told the website. "He can't talk yet, but he can hear things and respond by blinking and shaking his head and things like that. When I talked to him, my mom and him, they're telling me he's getting better." New York Daily News

February 17, 2015 Updates
February 15, 2015 Updates

Anthony Mason's oldest son revealed on Saturday that the former Knicks forward is in stable condition following multiple surgeries due to a massive heart attack he suffered last week. “My family and I appreciate everyone’s support this week, and we are grateful for all of the prayers and well-wishes for our father, Anthony Mason,” Anthony Mason Jr., who played at St. John’s, said in a statement. “Our father is now in stable condition and continues to receive expert medical care here in New York as he recovers from his medical procedures. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.” New York Daily News

February 14, 2015 Updates

Don Cronson was on his way to see his former client Friday at a New York City hospital, and the sports agent said he was encouraged by the updates he has been getting from Anthony Mason's family, a week after the former Knicks enforcer suffered what Cronson described as “congestive heart failure.” "He had a good night, (Thursday) night. I was told about three hours ago by his son that he had a good night," Cronson told the Daily News. "There was another procedure (Thursday), but it wasn't a big one. He's had five operations, one of which was nine hours long." New York Daily News

"This originally happened a week ago today," Cronson said Friday. "(Mason) was in the hospital. I think he was having some discomfort, some kind of chest pain. One of his guys said, ‘You have to have yourself looked at.’ He goes into the hospital and the whole event took place there. I spoke to family members, and had he been in the (hospital) lobby as opposed to the third floor, where he was, he would have died. Fortunately, he was close enough to the emergency facilities that were brought to bear and saved his life. "It was touch-and-go, literally minute to minute, then hour to hour, and now it looks like it's more day-to-day. He survived. That's the first thing," Cronson added. New York Daily News

February 13, 2015 Updates

Don Cronson was on his way to see his former client Friday at a New York City hospital, and the sports agent said he was encouraged by the updates he has been getting from Anthony Mason's family, a week after the former Knicks enforcer suffered what Cronson described as “congestive heart failure.” "He had a good night, (Thursday) night. I was told about three hours ago by his son that he had a good night," Cronson told the Daily News. "There was another procedure (Thursday), but it wasn't a big one. He's had five operations, one of which was nine hours long." New York Daily News

"This originally happened a week ago today," Cronson said Friday. "(Mason) was in the hospital. I think he was having some discomfort, some kind of chest pain. One of his guys said, ‘You have to have yourself looked at.’ He goes into the hospital and the whole event took place there. I spoke to family members, and had he been in the (hospital) lobby as opposed to the third floor, where he was, he would have died. Fortunately, he was close enough to the emergency facilities that were brought to bear and saved his life. It was touch-and-go, literally minute to minute, then hour to hour, and now it looks like it's more day-to-day. He survived. That's the first thing," Cronson added. New York Daily News

Anthony Mason, a cornerstone of the tough-minded Knicks teams that came close to winning an N.B.A. championship in the 1990s, was in a New York-area hospital on Thursday, battling the effects of a serious heart attack that appeared to put his life in jeopardy. Don Cronson, who was Mason’s agent when he played in the N.B.A., expressed slight optimism during the day on Thursday after a member of Mason’s immediate family gave him an update on Mason’s condition. “Right now, it’s day to day, but that’s an improvement from moment to moment,” Cronson said. New York Times

February 12, 2015 Updates

Peter Vecsey: Mason, 350 lbs, had heart issue 4 yr. Was on 2d fl of hosp taking test when attack occurred. Surgery was on 3. Very lucky not on 1, I'm told. Should Anthony Mason pull through, I'm told he'll need a heart transplant. Charles Oakley may be lone person with one big enough... Twitter @PeterVecsey1

One of Mason’s former teammates in New York, who did not want to be identified, described his condition as grave. Another of Mason’s former teammates, Mark Jackson, tweeted, “our thoughts and prayers are with Anthony Mason and his family.” New York Daily News

“I hope people understand that Jerry Tarkanian gave young black males a chance to better themselves and the lives of their families when no one else would,” Johnson told the Daily News on Wednesday. “The way Coach talked to me, he spoke my language. I needed that type of voice in my life. “Let’s face it, we had guys like myself, Anderson Hunt and Moses Scurry that weren’t going to play at Duke. But we had the fortitude and tenacity to want to work and get better. And we had Tark putting his foot in our ass to set us straight. He said things to me that I can’t repeat. But it was something I needed to hear.” New York Daily News

February 11, 2015 Updates

Former 13-year NBA veteran forward Anthony Mason is "literally fighting for his life" due to a serious heart ailment, a source close to Mason confirmed to ESPN.com. Mason suffered a heart attack several days ago and has since had multiple surgeries at a New York hospital, the source said. ESPN.com

April 12, 2013 Updates

The competition is ruthless. And Davis knows that the NBA isn't the same as when he left. "[I could] go out hard the night before, then come out the next day and give you 40," Davis says. "You know why? I came in with Anthony Mason, Derrick Coleman, Eddie Jones. [They would tell rookies] 'You put the bags up. You better have the condoms. You better meet us.' That's what I came into." Grantland

July 27, 2011 Updates

The Wisconsin government is getting proactive about its delinquent taxpayers – it has posted the Top 100 online. And two of the top three are former NBA players. No. 1 is Milwaukee native Latrell Sprewell, who the government claims owes them $3.53 million in taxes. No. 3 is something of a surprise: Anthony Mason, the former Milwaukee Bucks’ power forward. The government says Mason owes them $2.07 million in back taxes. The Big Lead

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