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Report: Ex-Knick Anthony Mason in critical condition after heart attack

Former NBA player Anthony Mason in critical condition

Former NBA player Anthony Mason is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack and congestive heart failure, according to a report from retired NBA writer Peter Vecsey. 

Former NBA player Anthony Mason is in critical condition after suffering a massive heart attack, reports Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Retired NBA writer Peter Vecsey first reported that Mason has undergone four surgeries after suffering the heart attack and congestive heart failure.

Mason, 48, played for six NBA teams between 1989 and 2003. He is perhaps most well known for his five seasons with the New York Knicks from 1991-96. He was a member of the 1994 Knicks team that reached the NBA Finals, and also played for the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks

Mason was an All-Star in 2001, Sixth Man of the Year in 1995 and All-NBA Third Team and All-Defensive Second Team selections in 1997.

Mason has two sons: Anthony Jr., who plays professional basketball in Europe after three seasons in the D-League, and Antoine, who plays at Auburn University. -- Dan Gartland

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