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The W - Basketball - R.I.P. Robert "Tractor" Traylor
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Robert "Tractor" Traylor found dead at the age of 34. You may recall he played for Michigan and the NBA(Hornets).

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/5/11/2165657/robert-traylor-dead-puerto-rico
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The article says he was the centerpiece of the Fab Five, which I'm PRETTY sure is wrong.

Sad to see someone go that young, but at least it was natural causes.
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Most powerful guy I've ever seen play at Crisler Arena. I actually saw him shatter a backboard in a game. It's a shame his NBA career didn't pan out as he had hoped. You'll be missed, Tractor.
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I personally remember him starting out with Milwaukee. Wikipedia says he was drafted by Dallas and traded to Milwaukee for the rights to Dirk Nowitzki. How foolish that trade looks in retrospect.
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How does a 34-year-old man die from natural causes?



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    How does a 34-year-old man die from natural causes?


Given that he was rehabbing from an injury and his weight (and hoping that pharmaceuticals had nothing to do with it) it was probably heat related.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    How does a 34-year-old man die from natural causes?


He had aorta surgery in 2005. A man his size with his history having a heart attack would be considered natural.

To MUTigermask - Traylor followed the Fab 5, but he wasn't part of that group.

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