The late great New York Knicks point-forward Anthony Mason has just been honored in the Big Apple with his own street.Once hearing this news the diehard New York Knicks fan has only one reaction.
This reaction goes a little like this: “Oh hell yeah.”
That quick, emphatic phrasing could be the only appropriate reaction when hearing that the late great New York Knicks point-forward Anthony Mason just had a New York City street named in his honor.
On the corner of Rockaway Boulevard and 147th St. in South Jamaica is where the forever tribute for Mase took place (video above).
“Saturday’s street co-naming, in front of now 92-year-old Mary, Mason’s four children, other family members, politicians, community members and former teammate John Starks, served as a symbol of something that has become Anthony Mason Jr.’s way.”
Mason Sr., of course, passed away unexpectedly due to heart complications at the way-too-young age of 48 this past February. He played in the NBA from 1989 to 2003 including a memorable five year stint with the Knicks.