Former Michigan basketball star Robert Tractor Traylor was found dead in San Juan, Puerto Rico Wednesday at the age of 34. Basketball was his life-- even though he played 7 1/2 years in the NBA he wasn't about to give it up and he was playing for a team in Puerto Rico. He had heart issues and he was a large man from his state title days at Detroit Murray Wright High School where he led the Pilots to a class A crown. Traylor was a good player at Michigan and the 6th pick in the 1998 NBA draft. He bounced around the league but he played and made some money.
Traylor's heart apparently gave out-- no foul play is suspected. He was recruited by Michigan State and others but he was a Wolverine several years after the departue of the Fab Five. He was a very graceful player, I thought, for someone who carried the size he had to deal with and I'm amazed his body held up as long as it did as a pro. But it gave out this week.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.