Robert "Tractor" Traylor, the No. 6 overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, was found dead in his Puerto Rico apartment on Wednesday. He was 34.
Traylor was a 6'8" behemoth who starred at the University of Michigan in the mid 1990s. The Dallas Mavericks selected him in the draft, but promptly traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks for Pat Garrity and an obscure prospect named Dirk Nowitzki. Taylor last played in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004-2005.
Elsewhere in the sports world, Tiger Woods is preparing to end his injury hiatus at the Players Championship on Thursday. He hit a golf ball for the first time since the Masters on Monday, so it's entirely likely that he won't be much of a factor at TPC Sawgrass. However, the tournament should serve as good practice for next month's U.S. Open.
Manny Pacquiao is now a couple days removed from his victory over Shane Mosley in Las Vegas. It wasn't much of a fight, and the question now is whether or not Pacquiao will choose a better opponent than Mosley for his next bout—whenever it comes.
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