Music Stars Remember Former NBA Player Anthony Mason on Social Media

New York Knicks Anthony Mason

New York Knicks Anthony Mason runs down court during an NBA basketball game against the Washington Bullets in New York on Dec. 3, 1995.

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Anthony Mason, the NBA power forward who played from the 1990s through the early 2000s, is being remembered by the music community following his death.

Mason, who enjoyed a five-year stint with the New York Knicks, passed away after battling heart problems, the Associated Press reported on Saturday (Feb. 28). He was 48.

“As a competitor, there was none fiercer than Anthony Mason,” Knicks president Phil Jackson stated on the Knicks’ website. “Standing on the opposite end of the playing field, coaching in those great Chicago/New York battles, No. 14 in the Orange and Blue always stood out. On behalf of the entire Knickerbocker community, our condolences go out to his family. Rest in peace, Mase.”

The 6-foot-7 Mason helped the Knicks reach the NBA finals in 1994 and won the association’s Sixth Man award the following year.

Following his death, many music stars remembered Mason on their social media pages. Read the tributes below from Nas, Mark Ronson, Talib Kweli, Pete Yorn and many more.