Let’s just be honest, the 1990’s were a pretty crazy time and thanks to this article from the fine folks over at Slam Online, we learn something new about former New York Knicks forward Anthony Davis.
Slam sat down with rapper/actor L.L. Cool J to reminisce about the 90’s era and asked him a question about growing up in New York City and being a Knicks fan.
Then, L.L. drops the Anthony Mason bombshell:
SLAM: You grew up in New York City. Always been a Knicks fan?
LL: I grew up a Knicks fan, but you know what? I was always conflicted because Mike was so inspiring during the time when I was coming up in New York. But Pat Ewing was always a good friend of mine. Oakley [was a good friend], after he came to New York. I knew all the players. Anthony Mason was my man—he used to be in Queens all the time in my neighborhood. He used to throw guys out of barbecues for me. They were talking trash to me and Anthony Mason used to come in and grab them and be like, “Y’all gotta go! Y’all gotta go!” He was my man.
TDWL: Anthony Mason used to kick out people from L.L. Cool J’s barbecues…
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