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Artis Gilmore  

Nicknamed "The A-Train", the 7' 2" (2.18 m) Gilmore once played in 670 consecutive games.

Artis Gilmore is a former professional basketball player in the ABA and NBA. Nicknamed "The A-Train" for his unprententious but dominating style of play

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. 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.

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 and being selected to five ABA and six NBA All-Star Games, Gilmore has not yet been elected to the Hall of Fame; he is one of a few former ABA MVPs to not receive the honor. Gilmore, who led the NBA in field goal percentage four times, remains the NBA's career leader in field goal percentage with a 59.9 percentage.


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