New York Knicks, NBA
- NBA All-Star with the Miami Heat (2001)
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1995)
- All-NBA Third Team (1997)
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1997)
Anthony Mason is a retired NBA forward who played for the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, and the Milwaukee Bucks throughout his 14-year career. He averaged 10.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in his 13-year NBA career. During the prime of his career in the mid-1990s, he earned the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1995 and then led the NBA in minutes played in the subsequent two seasons. In 1997, he earned All-NBA (3rd team) and NBA All-Defensive Team (2nd team).
Anthony was drafted in the third round of the 1988 NBA Draft. Following the draft, he played professionally abroad in Turkey for the Efes Pilsen basketball club and in Venezuela for the Marinos de Oriente. Anthony then returned to the United States and signed with the Knicks in the summer of 1991. In his time with the Knicks, Anthony played under coach Pat Riley and reached the NBA Finals in 1994 with teammates Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley and Charles Smith. Anthony’s game was at its best with the Knicks as he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award and led the league in minutes played in 1995-1996, setting a Knicks record with the number.
Anthony went on to join the Hornets, where he recorded career-highs in minutes played, points, rebounds, and assists. In 2000, Anthony joined the Heat where he finished second on the team in scoring with 16.1 points per game and averaged 9.6 rebounds. He led the Heat to the playoffs in 2001 off of a 50-win season and was selected to represent the Heat in the All-Star game that year. Anthony then went on to play for the Bucks for two seasons before retiring from professional basketball.
Before his professional career, Anthony played collegiately for the Tennessee State University Tigers, where he recorded 783 points in 28 games his senior year. Since retiring from basketball, Anthony has played brief parts in T.V. shows and films.
Lunch or Dinner$2,000Anthony will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Anthony will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$2,000Surprise your basketball buddies by inviting Anthony to a live fantasy draft! (Up to 2 hours)
Celebrations$2,000Invite Anthony to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Q&A$2,000Anthony will share his story to up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Anthony’s path to success.
Attend a Game$2,500Have an extra seat at the game? Anthony will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Anthony's career in the NBA and his trajectory in becoming a NBA All-Star. (Up to 3 hours)
Appearance$3,000Hire Anthony Mason to make an appearance at your next event! Anthony Mason’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Guest Coach$2,000Anthony will make a guest appearance as a coach for your team’s next game or practice. Give the perfect gift to your child's team or your corporate league team by taking things to the next level.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- New Jersey Nets (1989-1990)
- Denver Nuggets (1990-1991)
- New York Knicks (1991-1996)
- Charlotte Hornets (1996-2000)
- Miami Heat (2000-2001)
- Milwaukee Bucks (2001-2003)
Position Forward Home Town Miami, Florida College Tennessee State University