NBA Star Anthony Mason Has Passed Away At The Age Of 46 Due To A Heart Attack
|NBA Star Anthony Mason Has Passed Away|
At The Age Of 46 Due To A Heart Attack
Mason brought toughness and skill to the power forward position during his tenure in the NBA.
|NBA Star Dies|
Fans will mostly remember his years with the New York Knicks during the mid-’90s when he established the “point-forward” position as a big man with exceptional handle.
He made the All-Star team in 2001.
I must confess, though, that—both as a 10- or 11-year-old kid first becoming aware of Anthony Mason during the Knicks' rise to a kind of doomed rivalry with Michael Jordan's Bulls, and now as a grown man—I never had much use for the particular brand of toughness we're usually talking about when we talk about those Knicks.
The sneering puffed-chest goon shit, the implied I'll cut you for scoring on me of it.
It's dumb and silly and not a little pathetic, even when you set aside the basic silliness of sports—"They're playing with a ball!
"—and make allowances for the very real differences between basketball as playground pastime and basketball as profession.