Happy Hairston

Happy Hairston

Original Name Harold
Birth
Death 1 May 2001 (aged 58)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Marina del Rey, California
Memorial ID 22232 · View Source
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Professional Basketball Player. He 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 won 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
  • Added: 15 May 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22232
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Happy Hairston (31 May 1942–1 May 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22232, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Marina del Rey, California.