David Maas was a magician, TV and YouTube star and, together with his spouse, the centerpiece of halftime leisure in basketball arenas everywhere in the nation.
Maas died on Sunday on the age of 57.
In response to the New York Occasions, Maas carried out in all 30 NBA arenas, 15 WNBA arenas and a minimum of 76 universities. He additionally carried out on the Large Ten basketball event and the Closing 4.
Maas and his spouse, Dania, had been well-known for the “Fast Change” act the place they’d carry out dances and routines in a single costume, then be lined by a tarp, sheet or field and emerge in one other costume. In 2014, Sporting Information ranked it as the very best halftime present in basketball.
The pair carried out on “Good Morning America,” “America’s Received Expertise” and, in keeping with the Occasions, had been a favourite of former President George H.W. Bush. When information of Maas’ dying got here out Tuesday, the sports activities world honored his passing and remembered a few of his biggest routines.
It is with a really heavy coronary heart that we announce the passing of our pal David Maas. Lots of you might know him as a part of the short change duo, David and Dania. He was taken by COVID-19 yesterday.
Relaxation In Peace pic.twitter.com/HJUoZK3HuD
— HoffmanEntertainment (@ILoveHoffman) November 23, 2020
RIP David… Thanks for bringing to life a second the Nance household will always remember 🙏🏽 🙏🏽 https://t.co/IRHDu0qsWn
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) November 24, 2020
Relaxation in Peace, David 💜 pic.twitter.com/RlN8IkYw5n
— Bankers Life Fieldhouse (@TheFieldhouse) November 24, 2020
Prayers and condolences to the household of Fast Change’s David Maas.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) November 24, 2020
We’re unhappy to listen to of the dying of Fast Change’s David Maas as a result of COVID-19. @DavidAndDania had been
fan favorites at quite a few Thunder and different NBA halftimes. 💙 pic.twitter.com/rXFJDuEExg
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 24, 2020
We’re so unhappy to listen to concerning the passing of Fast Change’s David Maas. They had been a fan favourite halftime act and a pleasure to have at Cintas Middle each season.
Our ideas and prayers are with Dania and the entire Fast Change household. 💙 pic.twitter.com/d9wTQVDyzF
— Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) November 24, 2020
The Fast Change pair of @DavidAndDania had been fan favorites at Jays video games for a lot of seasons and lots of victories. The Bluejays are saddened to listen to of the passing of longtime entertainer David Maas. 🕺💃 pic.twitter.com/Hzv0kQ0uTw
— Creighton Males’s Basketball (@BluejayMBB) November 24, 2020
Our hearts exit to the family members of David Maas, half of Fast Change, who handed away as a result of Covid-19.
David & his spouse Dania are from Chicago. They’re beloved across the globe.
Thanks for the recollections, David ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QvEqTd5qJj
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 24, 2020
Horrible information. Relaxation In Peace David Maas. @DavidAndDania had been legendary and I by no means ever figured it out how they labored their magic in all NBA arenas at halftime. https://t.co/d7dcB23bCa
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) November 24, 2020
— Sycamore Athletics (@IndStAthletics) November 24, 2020