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Video: Artis Gilmore, underrated all the way to the hall

Aug 9, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

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It seems fitting that Artis Gilmore was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame by the ABA committee — this was a guy who should have been in the Hall years ago but ends up getting in through the back door.

His whole career was kind of that way. He was overshadowed and overlooked.

As for credentials Gilmore won an ABA title with Kentucky and was the playoff MVP that year. He was the 1972 ABA MVP, a five-time ABA All-Star and a six-time NBA All-Star after that. He ha a great touch, shooting 59.9 percent for his career and had a graceful game.

Just watch and appreciate.

  1. goforthanddie - Aug 9, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Damn, I thought he was already in. About time somebody corrected that oversight. That fro/goatee combo deserve immortalizing.

  2. trbowman - Aug 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comrade

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