The Queens street where Anthony Mason grew up will be named after the late New York Knicks power forward, who died last year of a heart attack aged 48.
The portion of 147th Street between 123rd Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard will be named Anthony Mason Way as part of last week’s approved City Council proposal to rename 42 streets throughout New York City.
Mason, was a South Jamaica native who played for the Knicks from 1991 through 1996, helping them to within one win of a championship in a seven-game NBA Finals loss to the Houston Rockets in 1994.
Mason, who earned Sixth Man of the Year honours with New York in 1995, also played for the Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggers, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks during a 13-year NBA career.
The 6ft 7in bruiser made his lone All-Star appearance in 2001 after reuniting with his former Knicks coach Pat Riley in Miami.