Former New York Knicks player Anthony Mason is currently fighting for his life in a New York hospital.
According to reports from ESPN, Mason suffered a massive heart attack several days ago with his condition being so bad that he has had to undergo several operations, remaining in the intensive care unit ever since he was admitted.
Former New York Post columnist Peter Vecsey first reported the news of Mason's condition on Twitter. He revealed that Mason was actually in hospital at the time of the original heart attack, on the 2nd floor, and was so lucky because if he had been on the 1st floor he would have been dead in the time it took to get him up to surgery on the 3rd.
Anthony Mason was selected in third round of the 1988 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He was cut shortly afterwards and played in Turkey, Venezuela, the CBL and the USBL before getting his chance in the NBA with Pat Riley and the New York Knicks, where they went to the 1994 Finals, losing in seven to Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston Rockets.
Mason went on to play for the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks before retiring in 2003. He was named to the All-Star game in 2001 during his time with the Heat, while being Sixth Man of the Year in 1995, and All-NBA 3rd Team in 1997.
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