Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Shaq May Join Elite Group that Includes Artis Gilmore

A story in the Sun-Sentinal notes the possibility of Shaq joining an elite group of players that shot .600 from the field for consecutive seasons: Buck Williams, Kevin McHale, Steve Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, and, of course, Artis Gilmore.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Career Rebounding Leader

Did you know that Artis averaged 22.7 rebounds per game at Jacksonville University? This ranks him #1 for career rebounding average in NCAA Div. I men's basketball.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Richard Clarkson: A Thousand Words

Check out this incredible photograph by Richard Clarkson. What's the saying? A picture is worth...

BTW, wouldn't this make an awesome Adidas poster?

Borko Bariæ: Artis is Best Player Not in Hall

In response to a question, Borko Bariæ writes, "The greatest player who is not yet in is, in my oppinion, Artis Gilmore, who enjoyed a very succesful career in both NBA and ABA."

Read the rest of his response here.

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Artis Worthy of Hall

"Artis Gilmore had the skills and the numbers to be listed among the greatest basketball players in history. However..." - Branson Wright

Read the whole article here.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Brett Ballantini: Time for the A-Train to be in the Hall of Fame

"With the bells and whistles out of the way, let's take a hard look at the numbers." Brett Ballantini shows that the numbers speak for themselves: Artis Gilmore deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

David Friedman: Artis Deserves Call to Hall

David Freidman writes, "When Gilmore finally assumes his rightful place in the Hall of Fame, he will need quite a plaque to detail his accomplishments." Read the rest of his article here.

Ken Shouler: Artis Snubbed

"Artist Gilmore is the greatest elgible center not in the Hall of Fame." So begins Ken Shouler's argument for Artis Gilmore in the Hall of Fame in a recent ESPN.com article. Shouler, the editor of Total Basketball: the Ultimate Basketball Encyclopedia, points out that Gilmore dominated at every level he played. Read his article here.

Why an "Artis Gilmore for the Hall of Fame" Blog?

Because it is a travesty to basketball that he is not in the Hall of Fame.

This site is designed to help educate people as to why Artis Gilmore should be voted into the Hall of Fame. If you would like to post an argument for Artis to be in the Hall of Fame, or if you are aware of an article that we can link to, please feel free to email us at artisforthehall@yahoo.com and we will see about posting your thoughts or idea.

For years Artis Gilmore has been overlooked and underappreciated for his great basketball career. 2006 is another example of this.

Help us see Artis get the recognition he deserves. Let's work together to open the eyes of America and get Artis in the Hall in 2007.

*Disclaimer: this blog is in not officially affiliated with Artis Gilmore in any capacity. The originator of this blog does not know him or has never met him.