Former Heat Player Anthony Mason "Fighting for His Life" - NBC 6 South Florida
Miami Heat

Miami Heat

Complete Coverage of the 3-Time NBA Champions

Former Heat Player Anthony Mason "Fighting for His Life"



    The Path to a Healthier America
    Getty Images
    Anthony Mason #14 of the Miami Heat moves with the ball during the game against the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Rockets defeated the Heat 91-80.

    Former Miami Heat and New York Knicks star forward Anthony Mason suffered a heart attack and is “fighting for his life,” in a New York hospital, according to

    Mason’s condition was first reported by NBA writer Peter Vescey.

    Mason played with Charles Oakley and Patrick Ewing to help form a tough front line for the New York Knicks in the 1990’s. According to ESPN, he won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award for the 1994-95 season while playing for current Heat team president Pat Riley.

    Mason came to Miami for the 2000-2001 season and then finished his career in Milwaukee. For his career, Mason averaged 10.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

    Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime