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Murphy3
05-11-2011, 12:01 PM
Sad news... just catching it on TheTicket..

ty
05-11-2011, 12:05 PM
Thanks for starting the thread, Murph.

Definitely sad stuff.



Robert “Tractor” Traylor Has Died (http://www.sportsgrid.com/ncaa-basketball/robert-tractor-traylor-has-died/)

Robert “Tractor” Traylor, former Michigan Wolverine and the 6th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, has died, according to the basketball team he plays for in Puerto Rico. According to the Facebook page of the Bayamon Cowboys, Traylor was found dead in his apartment in Isla Verde. (https://www.facebook.com/vaquerosbayamon/posts/10150191668104668) Their game tonight was suspended.

Traylor, nicknamed the “Tractor” because of his considerable size (his playing weight was close to 300 pounds), was a McDonald’s High School All-American alongside Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter and Paul Pierce, and led Michigan to a 1997 NIT title.

In 1998, he was drafted by the Mavericks, but then traded to Milwaukee for the rights to Pat Garrity and little-known German prospect Dirk Nowitzki. He struggled to live up to his first-round status in the NBA, and began playing overseas in 2006.

A cause of death has not been confirmed. Traylor battled weight issues throughout his career, and reportedly had a heart condition. (http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/nba/532/robert-traylor)

RIP Tractor.
He played fairly well in blue, and technically the Mavs would not be where we are without him.

Hats off to the Tractor.

LonghornDub
05-11-2011, 12:20 PM
RIP.

bernardos70
05-11-2011, 12:22 PM
My condolences to his family.

In a related (and I know, awful, terrible) note, does this make the Dirk/Traylor trade that much better, and make that reporter who did winners/losers of the draft look that much dumber? Someone's gonna say it, might as well....

mavspwnage
05-11-2011, 12:23 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/5/11/2165657/robert-traylor-dead-puerto-rico

Involved in the greatest trade in Mavs history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahRPd3sq03Q

bernardos70
05-11-2011, 12:25 PM
Already a thread here: http://www.dallas-mavs.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37200

mavs777
05-11-2011, 12:26 PM
RIP

mavs777
05-11-2011, 12:26 PM
Definitely RIP first

mavspwnage
05-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Already a thread here: http://www.dallas-mavs.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37200

crap, sorry. Mods can merge or delete. I just figured it should be posted in the main forum, which is why I didn't look to see if there was a thread outside of this forum.

Mav Addict
05-11-2011, 12:28 PM
WOW....RIP Tractor

alexamenos
05-11-2011, 12:30 PM
Damn

LetsGoMavs
05-11-2011, 12:54 PM
Sad news - no one should ever pass away at such a young age :(

I should maybe edit my sig and add a cross or something like that...

Murphy3
05-11-2011, 01:10 PM
I enjoyed watching that guy in college. He's one of my all time favorite college basketball players.

dalmations202
05-11-2011, 01:10 PM
RIP

Underdog
05-11-2011, 01:24 PM
Well, this is some lousy news during a slow Mavs-news week... R.I.P.

Murphy3
05-11-2011, 01:37 PM
I believe he had issues with his aorta or somesuch in the past. I don't know for sure..but seems to ring a bell.

chumdawg
05-11-2011, 02:48 PM
Can't possibly bode well for Drew Bynum.

Murphy3
05-11-2011, 03:13 PM
So you're saying that heavy/tall/african Americans are doomed to die early of aorta issues?

chumdawg
05-11-2011, 03:16 PM
So you're saying that heavy/tall/african Americans are doomed to die early of aorta issues?I suppose they do have a similar body type, now that you mention it.

Windmill360
05-11-2011, 04:21 PM
I think you mean curry. Curry was overwieght and had heart issues. Turiaf to an extent had the same issue except he wasnt technically obese.

Raphiel
05-11-2011, 04:56 PM
Que descanse en paz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDMA3K-IAHA

Sabian que el Tractor Taylor fue Drafteado por los Mav's y luego fue canjeado por nuestro numero 41 Dirk Nowizki.

Que clase de negocio.

Seguimos ...

DirkFTW
05-11-2011, 05:12 PM
Si...?

bernardos70
05-11-2011, 06:00 PM
El gato está en mis pantalones. Y me gusta montar a caballo.

Underdog
05-11-2011, 06:20 PM
Soy una cuchara.

bernardos70
05-11-2011, 06:52 PM
ˇNo hay cuchara!

Underdog
05-11-2011, 07:03 PM
ˇNo hay cuchara!

http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1002/early-neo-matrix-bill-ted-demotivational-poster-1265736222.jpg

(sorry Tractor...)

xrobx
05-11-2011, 07:50 PM
i'm glad we cashed in the tractor chip

Rick41
05-11-2011, 07:55 PM
RIP Tractor. :(

Raphiel
05-11-2011, 09:22 PM
El gato está en mis pantalones. Y me gusta montar a caballo.

Diache no entiendo el punto. lol

Raphiel
05-11-2011, 09:23 PM
Soy una cuchara.

Estoy perdido que quieren decir con lo de cuchara. jajajaja

Mavericks Rockets Fan
05-11-2011, 11:54 PM
Que descanse en paz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDMA3K-IAHA

Sabian que el Tractor Taylor fue Drafteado por los Mav's y luego fue canjeado por nuestro numero 41 Dirk Nowizki.

Que clase de negocio.

Seguimos ...

Utilizar el traductor de google (http://translate.google.com) para que el resto de nosotros no tiene que hacerlo.

O aprender Inglés.

wilmtalk
05-12-2011, 08:09 AM
34 is really young to bite the big one. Perhaps he shouldn't have been playing BB at all with his heart condition as it was. But I suppose he made that choice for a reason.