Reports: Anthony Mason in critical condition after heart attack
Former power forward Anthony Mason, best remembered for his days with the New York Knicks, is in critical condition following a massive heart attack, according to multiple reports Wednesday night.
The Knicks did not release an official statement regarding Mason's condition but did acknowledge Mason over Twitter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Anthony Mason and his family. #Knicks— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) February 11, 2015
Former Knicks point guard Mark Jackson, who played with Mason, tweeted "praying for my former teammate Anthony Mason!!!"
Mason, who played 13 seasons in the NBA with six teams, spent five seasons with the Knicks, making the playoffs all five times and helping them reach the 1994 NBA Finals, which they lost to the Houston Rockets in seven games. Mason's bruising style epitomized the Knicks' play during the '90s, which included fellow physical power forward Charles Oakley and center Patrick Ewing.
Mason, 48, was named to one All-Star team and won the Sixth Man of the Year award in 1994-95. Mason finished his career with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2002-03 season.