My Cousin was a great man. Slater Martin early Lakers Hall of Famer, dies at 86. I just saw him last year at my stepfather's funeral.
My best friend also came to the funeral with his Dad, Who ironically is the guy, That The Movie " The Junction Boys" was made after, (Don Watson). Don played under Bear Bryant as Quarterback for Texas A&M.
Well It was a Really Cool scene as I introduced My Cousin (Doog) Slater Martin to THE Junction boy Don Watson. Was a nice moment at a tragic time. He was a Cool Cousin and Loved my Mom. He said my Mom was the most Beautiful woman he had ever seen.
I just talked to my Mom, She can't Stop Crying. She said "Doog" was her Hero.
Minneapolis Lakers 1949–50 NBA Champions
Minneapolis Lakers 1951–52 NBA Champions
Minneapolis Lakers 1952–53 NBA Champions
Minneapolis Lakers 1953–54 NBA Champions
St. Louis Hawks 1957-58 NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1982
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
October 22, 1925
Elmina, Walker County, Texas
October 18, 2012 (aged 86)
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Texas (1943–1944, 1946–1949)
Minneapolis Lakers (1949–1956)
New York Knicks (1956)
St. Louis Hawks (1956–1960)
St. Louis Hawks (1957)
Houston Mavericks (1967–1969)
Career highlights and awards
5× NBA champion (1950, 1952–1954, 1958)
7× NBA All-Star (1953–1959)
5× All-NBA Second Team (1955–1959)Career statistics
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