Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 12:56 pm  |  46 responses

Robert ‘Tractor’ Traylor Found Dead

Unfortunate news came to us from Puerto Rico today: Former NBAer Tractor Traylor was found dead in his apartment in Isla Verde. The death has been confirmed by his pro team on Facebook. Traylor was just 34.

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  • Hugo


  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy


  • robb

    Terrible news

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    So young…he had heart problems in the past. Had major heart surgery on 06. He supposedly died from a massive heart attack. RIP big fella…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    on = in

  • JL

    that’s sad news. RIP Mr. Traylor.

  • legends

    R.I.P…was a nice person :(

  • turk

    Im a hoosier fan, i remember him battling us. great player. r.i.p.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    glad to see we haven’t started with the jokes and insults yet. rip

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Man, that sucks. RIP

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ


  • Jake

    Wow this isn’t good news to wake to. He was always one of my faves, its a shame he didn’t work out in the L though.

  • Flud

    RIP to the Tractor.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Wtf, RIP
    Didn’t he destroyed some backboards?


    Man. Only 34. One of my fav college players. Gone way, way 2 soon. R.I.P.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Aww, this sucks.. I always enjoyed watching him play even though he wasn’t in the L too long.. Rest in peace, Big fella…

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Only watched him play 2 years in the league but he was a fun big dude to watch. RIP fella.

  • 1982

    RIP. Damn.

  • TyMo

    We’ll always remember, big fella. God be with your family.

  • J-MAC

    R.I.P. Tractor

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Germs

    RIP Big Fella. Always loved the nickname.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher


  • charles

    RIP Tractor.

  • Matt M

    RIP… I always enjoyed rooting for Tractor…

  • JAMS

    I read it on SLAM first, and now in the passed 45 mins, the sports world is a buzz. sad situation RIP

  • http://www.iowsports.com/ Blue

    Damn…Praying for his family and friends. RIP

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    damn, 34? RIP

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    RIP Robert Traylor. Condolences to him and his family.

  • Rob

    34… way way too soon. Was talking about Tractor the other day, how he was dealt for Dirk and everything. This is no joke though. RIP Robert, thoughts with your fam and friends

  • Mvp23100

    Rip I remember him Taylor and Bullock putting in work at Michigan

  • Bill Johnson

    William “The Refrigerator” Perry will be the next to go. Watch this ESPN Outside The Lines report on him. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6091732

  • Bill Johnson

    RIP Robert Traylor

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  • john

    man, i remember playing nba 2k2 on dreamcast, and there he was, the tractor banging bodies all over

  • gani

    Rest in peace, Tractor Traylor.

  • iLL wiLL

    RIP Tractor Traylor.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    RIP Mr. Traylor. Far too young.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Sh*t, this is so sad. Always seemed like a happy guy on the court.
    Condolences to his family for their loss.

  • knicksvet82

    First off RIP to Mr Traylor, on a lighter note John mentioning 2k2 on dreamcast..thanks for the flashback.

  • D

    RIP big man… way way too young…

  • gregor


  • http://wwww.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    how long will it last?

  • http://www.slamonline.com BlackVictory23

    RIP Tractor

  • giogolo

    Aw. never thot he was still taht young. RIP.

  • MookieBlaylock

    Really puts life into perspective.. our time here is a blessing. rest in peace big fella. my prayers go out to his family and friends.

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