[Watch] Knicks' Mystery Player on Biggie's 'I Got a Story to Tell' Revealed!

Notorious B.I.G., New York Knicks

[Watch] Knicks' Mystery Player on Biggie's 'I Got a Story to Tell' Revealed!

After nearly 20 years, we finally know the baller.

Published May 17, 2016

On the classic 1997 posthumously-released album Life After Death, the Notorious B.I.G. told a lurid tale about creeping with a New York Knicks' player's girlfriend.

For nearly 20 years, though, the Knicks' baller's identity remained an unsolved mystery.

The hosts of ESPN's Highly Questionable — Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones — in particular, have been on a long quest to confirm the name of the Knicks' baller referenced on Biggie's "I Got a Story to Tell" track.

In back-to-back months in 2014, they asked former Knicks guard John Starks and Jadakiss to cough up the goods, although both kept tight-lipped about the player named on the record.

All that changed Monday, though, when Fat Joe appeared on Highly Questionable and finally gave Le Batard and Jones the confirmation they have yearning to hear all these years.

"I could tell you but I don't want to be disrespectful... but um... it was about Anthony Mason, rest in peace," Joey Crack said, linking the song to the late NBA baller.

Watch the story unfold.

Seeing how shocked his confirmation left the hosts, Joe sort of tried to put it in perspective from a rapper's viewpoint, but knew what he had just done.

"And Ant Mason's my brother. I love Ant Mason. But you gotta also know that rap is entertainment," Joe continued. "We stretch the truth. We change things up."

He added, while laughing: "I feel like I'm WikiLeaks or something."

The unsolved mystery dates back to Biggie narrating the following rhymes on "I Got a Story to Tell" about, well... slam-dunking Mason's lady.

"She get d*** from a player off the New York Knicks/ N**** tricked ridiculous, the s*** was plush/ She's stressin me to f***, like she was in a rush/ We f***** in his bed, quite dangerous/ I'm in his a** while he playing against the Utah Jazz," Biggie spit on the track.

B.I.G. died March 9, 1997, weeks before Life After Death dropped later that month. Mason died of congestive heart failure in February 2015 at the age of 48. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photos from left: Chris Walter/WireImage, New York Knicks via NBA)


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