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Reports: Former Knick Anthony Mason in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Former Knick Anthony Mason.

Former Knick Anthony Mason. Credit: AP

Former Knicks power forward Anthony Mason is in critical condition following a massive heart attack , according to multiple reports.

The Knicks wouldn't comment on Mason but issued a tweet from their official Twitter account before Wednesday night's game against the Magic. It read, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Anthony Mason and his family."

Ex-Knick Mark Jackson also tweeted, "Praying for my former teammate Anthony Mason!!!"

Former NBA writer Peter Vecsey was the first to report on Twitter the news on Mason's health. Vecsey wrote that Mason is "fighting 4 life" after suffering "congestive heart failure" and that he underwent four surgeries.

Mason, 48, spent five seasons with the Knicks from 1991-96. The physical forward, who attended Springfield Gardens High School in Queens, helped the Knicks reach the NBA Finals in 1994 and was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 1995.

His oldest son, Anthony Jr., played for St. John's. Mason's other son, Antoine, plays at Auburn University after transferring from Niagara University.

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