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Happy Hairston
Original name: Harold Hairston
Birth: May 31, 1942
Death: May 1, 2001

Hairston was a forward on the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers team that won 33 straight games, the longest winning streak by any team in professional sports, and the NBA championship over the New York Knicks in five games. Hairston, who attended New York University, was playing for the Detroit Pistons when he was traded to the Lakers in 1969. Hairston led the Lakers in both rebounds and field-goal percentage during the 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons. And, against the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 15, 1974, he established the NBA record of 13 defensive rebounds in one quarter. In Oct 1975, the Lakers waived him. 
 
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Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22232
Happy Hairston
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Happy Hairston
Added by: Curtis Jackson
 
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: May. 1, 2015

- LawBaby
 Added: May. 1, 2015
Happy.. You will always be in my thoughts everyday..I can't believe it's been 13 yrs now 5/1/2001 since you jumped up to get that eternal rebound.. You were always my favorite Laker and I was so honored to have met you several times.. I've told my boys ab...(Read more)
- Mogie
 Added: May. 3, 2014
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