New York Knicks: 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

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20. Anthony Mason

The late great Anthony Mason embodies what it means to be a member of the New York Knicks. He was a take no prisoners defender whose toughness and commitment to the team was close to unparalleled.

From now until eternity, Mason will live on as a Knicks icon.

Mason received most of his accolades after his Knicks years, but his place as a local legend is safe and secure. The 1995 Sixth Man of the Year was a true iron man who did a bit of everything on both ends of the floor.

That includes the 1993-94 campaign, when Mason helped New York reach the NBA Finals.

Mason’s true breakout season was 1995-96, when he led the league with 42.2 minutes played per game. That was his final year with the team, when he averaged 14.6 points on 56.3 percent shooting from the field, thus proving how dangerous a two-way player he truly was.

Mason will be missed and forever remembered.

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