The Tractor Just Got Bulldozed
Former NBA player Robert “Tractor” Traylor has admitted guilt in falsifying a tax return after saying that he purchased two rental properties that were actually paid for by a convicted drug trafficker named Quasand Lewis [Former NBA player pleads guilty to tax fraud].
Traylor has gone from the 6th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft to a man facing 14 months in prison. But Traylor’s attorney believes that Traylor should be given a break due to the fact that he “is a basketball player, not a businessman.” Tough break convincing anybody of that.
Here’s a thought: where was Traylor’s agent (Andre Colona) during all of this? Did Traylor (a mere basketball player, according to his lawyer) manage the tax fraud all by himself? Did Andre Colona know absolutely nothing about his client’s activity, and where is he now that his client finds himself in a pile of sh*t?
It is never pleasant to see an athletically talented person throw his life away, even if it is after that person’s career has culminated. Anyway, WBRS Sports Blog has a link to a former great Tractor Traylor dunk that shattered the backboard [YouTube – Robert Traylor breaks backboard]. Check it out.
Thanks to Lachlan Wood for the original tip to cover this story.