Armen Gilliam Dies Playing Basketball
Old 07-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 07-07-2011, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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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
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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r.i.p.

Seems like many basketball players with heart problems and dying young.
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i always liked armen...
strong undersized PF who would bang all day long.

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

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


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Old 07-09-2011, 01:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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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