Anthony Mason died today. I remember him well from those 90s Knicks teams with Patrick Ewing, John Starks and Charles Oakley. He was only 48.
You have to understand, the mid-90s feel like a few years ago to me. It feels like only yesterday I saw Anthony Mason driving to the hoop like a linebacker with a great haircut. Now he's dead.
And Jaromir Jagr's been on my mind lately. He was just traded to the Florida Panthers. The man is 43-years old.
I like knowing Jagr is still playing in the NHL. After all, he's older than me. This fun fact led me to research how many current NHL players are older than me. The answer is exactly two: Jagr and Sergei Gonchar.
That brings us to John Tavares. No, not the New York Islander, but the Buffalo Bandit. John Tavares is still playing professional lacrosse at the age of 46. That's just awesome.