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Old 12-04-2006, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default Remember Armon Gilliam ?




Played for Pittsburgh Xplosion last year, but had a veery good NBA career, averaging 7 ebounds and 14 points during his 13 year NBA career. Also one of the last great moustaches before Morrison brought it back. (Not counting Pollard's sideburns)

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Armen Louis Gilliam (born Armon Louis Gilliam on May 28, 1964, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), nicknamed "The Hammer", is an American professional basketball player for the Pittsburgh Xplosion of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In the 2005-2006 ABA All-Star Game at the BankAtlantic Center, Armen Gilliam was named MVP.

Gilliam began his professional career with the NBA when he was selected second overall in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He retired from the NBA in 2000 after 15 seasons with six different teams. He holds averages of 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

Towards the end of his NBA career he altered the spelling of his first name from "Armon" to "Armen" because he was tired of it continually being mispronounced. At the time, he was quoted as saying: "Most people pronounced it Ar-MON. I've been correcting it a long time, and I got tired of it. I just thought that if I put the 'e' in there, it would make it a lot easier. I'm not Muslim. It's not religious or anything like that."
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