Friends, Fans And Family Pay Final Respects To Knicks Great Anthony Mason

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Funeral services were held Friday for former Knicks basketball star Anthony Mason – known to many as a local kid who made good.

Mason, who suffered a heart attack last month, died Saturday at 48 years old.

As CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported, famous faces in the basketball world those in attendance as Mason’s memorial service in Queens Friday. They remembered the kid from Queens who made it big at Madison Square Garden.

“He’s going to be missed,” said former Knicks great John Starks. “He’s going to be missed.”

Starks, Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, and former Knicks Coach Pat Riley were among the large group of friends, fans and family who turned out to pay their last respects to Mason at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens.

Mason had been hospitalized for congestive heart failure three weeks before he died. It was…

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