Report: Anthony Mason, 48, fighting for his life after heart failure

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Former NBA All-Star Anthony Mason is fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday, according to longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey.

Vescey tweeted that Mason, 48, has undergone four surgeries — one lasting nine hours — for congestive heart failure. 

Mason spent five of his 13 seasons with the Knicks, playing a key role on New York's 1994 Eastern Conference championship team. He was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year the following season.

Mason, a 6-7 power forward, also played for the Nets, Hornets, Bucks and Heat, averaging 10.9 points and 8.3 re

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bounds per game in 882 games.

He was selected to his only All-Star game in 2001 with the Heat.