For Old Time’s Sake: Anthony Mason

by September 20, 2010

Anthony Mason and Charles Oakley… Do not f@ck with them on the basketball court… or in a back ally…you will lose. Mason was only 6’7″ but still very efficient at the power forward position. He made up for his lack of height with his wide frame and superior strength (try getting around a Mason box out, not gonna happen). He was drafted by the Blazers in the 3rd, yes 3rd, round of the 1988 NBA Draft but was cut and ended up suiting up for the Nets at the start of the ’89 season. He didn’t blossom into the beast we all know until playing under Pat Riley with the Knicks. Mason was named 6th Man of the year in ’95 and was an All Star in 2001 with Miami when he put up his best numbers as pro: 16.1 pts, 9.6 rbs. Mason also had perhaps the wackest  foul shot in the history of basketball. Nothin but love, Anthony! Need more scrappy players like this in the league. Shout out to Misiek for the mix


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