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Robert Traylor
Robert Traylor
Position: None
Born: 02/01/77
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:283 lbs. / 128.8 kg.
For almost two hours, Lenora Traylor was inconsolable. Her son, Robert, was laid to rest this afternoon after an emotional service at the Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. One of Detroit’s basketball sons died May 11 of an apparent heart attack in Puerto Rico. He was 34. Lenora Traylor moaned, cried and reached out to the casket as a list of local basketball players and dignitaries came to pay their respects to the former Murray-Wright and Michigan standout who played seven NBA seasons.
Young Dirk, interestingly enough, was under the NBA radar for most teams, but it was known that then Celtics head coach Rick Pitino was onto Nowitzki and was scrambling for more information on the kid. “Leading up to the draft [in the summer of 1998], Donnie hid out Dirk in Europe,” said Big Nellie. “Rick couldn’t get to him to interview him. Nobody could. Donnie had him stashed away.” Donnie also had been an assistant coach in Phoenix, where he believed a backup point guard, Steve Nash, could be a future big-time player. “Our objective for that draft was to come away with both Dirk and Steve,” Donnie said Thursday.