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jeffb 07-07-2011 10:45 AM

Armen Gilliam Dies Playing Basketball
 
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Armen Gilliam Dies Playing Basketball
The former UNLV star and 13-year NBA vet died Tuesday at the age of 47 after collapsing in a suburban Pittsburgh gym, according to a report from Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV.

Armen Gilliam, a 6-foot-9 forward from Bethel Park who was known as “The Hammer” for his physical style of basketball, died Wednesday night. He was 47.

Police said Gilliam had a heart attack and collapsed while playing basketball at LA Fitness in Collier Township. He was rushed to St. Clair Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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dfunkie1 07-07-2011 11:23 AM

RIP Armen. i remember he used to embarrass our front court whenever we played the bucks. he'd be a superstar against the raptors, human again the rest of the league.

XiaominWu 07-07-2011 11:23 AM

the temptation is to say, "at least he dies doing what he loved".... but the reality is that it's just a shame to see someone die so young.

creative1mm 07-07-2011 01:21 PM

i remember him from new jersey, when ever they show old raptor games on rapstv..

he was only 47, he died of a heart attack
r.i.p

highonpsi 07-07-2011 05:21 PM

r.i.p.

Seems like many basketball players with heart problems and dying young.

INSIDER 07-07-2011 07:10 PM

i always liked armen...
strong undersized PF who would bang all day long.

RIP.

jeffb 07-07-2011 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 558199)
i always liked armen...
strong undersized PF who would bang all day long.


Ummm, Ahhhh........i can't.


:tombstone:

bladeofBG 07-09-2011 01:13 AM

Armen was the first 6'9 guy who I saw be effective on both ends at playing center. If he was in his 20s or 30s in today's NBA, he'd still be a top-40 big man. Good player.

RIP.

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