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Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948, in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "The A-Train" for his unprententious but dominating style of play, the durable 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) Gilmore once played in 670 consecutive games. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Chipley is a city located in Washington County, Florida. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... For information about the ABA that began in 2000 see American Basketball Association (21st century). ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball league. ...


He played college basketball at Gardner-Webb Junior College and Jacksonville University leading the Dolphins to the NCAA title game in 1970. During the two years Gilmore played NCAA basketball at Jacksonville, he became one of the few college players ever to average at least 20 points and 20 rebounds over a career. He led the NCAA in rebounding both years, and his career average of 22.7 rebounds per game is still the highest in NCAA Division I history. College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... Jacksonville Dolphins - The Mascot of Jacksonville University Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university located in Jacksonville, Florida, on the shore of the St. ...


He began his professional career with the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association and played there until the league folded in 1976. As a rookie in 1972 Gilmore had the rare distinction of being selected both the league Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year. Gilmore led the ABA four times in rebounding average, twice in both field goal percentage and blocks per game, and once in personal fouls. He was named to the All-ABA First team five straight seasons, and was named to the ABA's All-Defense team four times. He played in the ABA All-Star Game all five years he played in the ABA, and was named the game's MVP in 1974. In 1975, he led Kentucky to the ABA championship and was named the Playoffs MVP. During his ABA career, Gilmore established ABA records for career field goal percentage (0.557), career blocked shots (750), blocked shots in a season (287 in the 1973-74 season), and rebounds in a game (40). Kentucky Colonels Logo This article is about a professional basketball team. ... For information about the ABA that began in 2000 see American Basketball Association (21st century). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


Gilmore was chosen with the 1st overall pick in the 1976 ABA dispersal draft by the Chicago Bulls. He played for Chicago through the 1982 season, after which he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, where he played through the 1987 season. He ended his NBA career with the Boston Celtics in 1988. Gilmore played in a total of six NBA All-Star Games. He led the NBA in field goal percentage in four consecutive seasons, including a career best .670 during the 1980-81 season — the third highest percentage in NBA history. Gilmore, remains the NBA's career leader in field goal percentage (minimum 2000 shots made) with a 59.9 percentage. Gilmore also led the NBA in turnovers once (during the 1977-78 season). The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... It has been suggested that San Antonio Gunslingers (ABA) be merged into this article or section. ... The 1986-87 NBA Season was the 41st season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... NBA minimum requirement for field goal percentage for a season is 300 field goals made. ...


He then played one season with Bologna Arimo of the Italian league, where he averaged 12.3 points and 11.0 rebounds and made the European All-Star Team. Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna is a prominent Italian basketball club based in Bologna. ... Lega A Basket logo In Italian Basketball, the Serie A is the highest level club competition where play determines the national champion. ...


Despite an ABA career in which he averaged 22.3 points and 17.1 rebounds per game, NBA career averages of 17.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, Gilmore has not been elected to the Hall of Fame; he is one of several former ABA MVPs to not receive the honor. In addition to being pro basketball's all time most successful field goal shooter, Gilmore ranks among the top 25 all-time scorers as well as top ten in rebounds, blocked shots, games and minutes played. No players with such statistical accomplishments have been omitted from the Hall of Fame. Gilmore remains ineligible for consideration of Hall of Fame enshrinement until 2012. For the past three years he failed to receive a single vote of support from a panel of nine basketball experts serving on the North American screening committee. This committee is anonymous. The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ...


External links

  • Gilmore bio on nba.com

Further reading

  • Heisler, Mark (2003). Giants: The 25 Greatest Centers of All Time. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 1-57243-577-1. 
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Encyclopedia: Artis Gilmore (551 words)
Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948 in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player with the ABA and NBA.
In that same year, Gilmore made his debut for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.
Gilmore remains the NBA's career leader in field goal percentage (minimum 300 made shots) with a 59.9 percentage.
NBA History: Artis Gilmore Bio (2148 words)
Gilmore was an All-Star in 11 of his 17 years as a pro, his last selection coming at age 36.
Gilmore also earned All-ABA First Team honors in each of his five seasons with the Kentucky Colonels, and he was the league's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in 1971-72.
Gilmore and the Bulls erupted in the second half of the season, however, winning 20 of their last 24 games and making the playoffs with a 44-38 record.
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