Robert "Tractor" Traylor was a large man whose Michigan basketball uniform busted at the seems. Unfortunately I must say was because Traylor was found dead Wednesday in
San Juan, Puerto Rico of an apparent heart attack, he was 34.
Team manager Jose Carlos Perez told The Associated Press that Traylor was on the phone with his wife who was in Chicago when they were cut off. She called for someone to check on her husband.
Trailer was a star at Michigan and then drafted by the Dallas Mavericks as the sixth pick in the 1998 NBA draft. Traylor played for the Mavericks,Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers,Charlotte Bobcats and New Orleans Hornets in seven years in the NBA.
He had be playing for the Bayamon Cowboys and play in the BSN league in Puerto Rico. Traylor had been injured and not playing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Traylor's wife, two sons and the rest of his family.