Street Named After NBA Vet Anthony Mason
Last year, NBA veteran Anthony Mason died at the age of 48 of congestive heart failure.
The former Knicks player led an impressive professional career having played for a number of teams including the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat.
And now the New York native has a street named after him. On Saturday, fans, friends, civic leaders and former teammates gathered in Jamaica, Queens to honor to late star by renaming the street where he grew up after him.
“Anthony Mason Way” was added to 147th St. at Rockaway Blvd. in memory of the veteran athlete.
This is a beautiful event,” his son Antoine Mason, 23, told the New York Daily News. “The tough thing is, it’s not about anybody else here. It’s about the guy who’s up there.”
Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Queens) said the dedication was something the city was really proud of.
“To have such an individual come out of our community and reach the level that he reached…not just in the NBA—the things he did in life is incredible.”
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