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Anthony Mason (basketball)

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Anthony George Douglas Mason (December 14, 1966 – February 28, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. In his 13-year career he played with the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

Mason was born in Miami, Florida. He spend most of his life in Tennessee and in New York City. Mason studied at Tennessee State University.

Mason played for Tennessee State University and played professionally in Turkey, Venezuela, the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the United States Basketball League (USBL).

Mason suffered a massive heart attack in early February 2015[1] and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He died on February 28, 2015 in Manhattan, New York at the age of 48 from the illness.[2][3]

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  1. "Anthony Mason suffers 'massive heart attack' - New York Post". New York Post. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  2. "Anthony Mason dead at 48: Bruising former Knicks power forward dies weeks after suffering massive heart attack - New York Daily News". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  3. Anthony Mason, Bruising Knicks Forward, Dies at 48