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Encyclopedia > Happy Hairston

Happy Hairston played for the LA Lakers. He was a very good player. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Good. ...


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NBA.com: Former Laker Happy Hairston Dies at 58 (740 words)
Hairston, who attended New York University, was playing for the Detroit Pistons when he was traded to the Lakers in November 1969 for Billy Hewitt.
Hairston settled in Marina del Rey and established the Happy Hairston Youth Foundation in Century City, Seaton said.
Hairston is survived by a 16-year-old daughter, Amber, and three sisters, all living in North Carolina.
PRO BASKETBALL NOTE (325 words)
"Happy was a long-time teammate and a long-time friend," said Jerry West, who spent 40 years with the organization as a player, coach and executive.
I'll miss him." Hairston played six seasons with the Lakers and joined West, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich and Jim McMillian on the 1971-72 team that set a record for consecutive wins that is unmatched in professional sports.
And of course, he was a terrific rebounder." A tenacious rebounder and tough defender, Hairston averaged 15.2 points and 12.4 rebounds while with the Lakers.
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