About Artis Gilmore
It has been claimed that the total amount of Artis Gilmore net worth reaches 5 million dollars, according to the current calculations. Artis Gilmore has earned his net worth because of his professional career as a basketball player, but currently, he is retired. The basketball player was playing in the National Basketball Association as well as the American Basketball Association. In 2011, his career was crowned when his name was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Before he became a professional player, Artis Gilmore was playing for Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, Florida. There, he was playing as a center. In 1970, Artis Gilmore led his college team to the NCAA Division I championship, which his team lost. However, he is still considered as the top player in rebounds per game in the history of NCAA Division I basketball.
Later, he became a professional basketball player and this career has also increased the overall estimate of Artis Gilmore net worth. As a professional, he has achieved quite a lot. Artis Gilmore was named the ABA Rookie of the Year and he became an eleven-time All-Star player.
Artis Gilmore also became an ABA MVP. Up until this day, Artis Gilmore is the NBA career leader for field goal percentage. The basketball player was nicknamed ‘The A-Train’. In addition, Artis Gilmore played in 670 games in a row.
He was born in 1949 in Chipley, Florida. He was raised there and was also living for some time in Dothan, Alabama. In 1967, he became a graduate of Dothan’s Carver High School. Then, he was studying at the Gardner–Webb Junior College and later at Jacksonville University. In each of these institutions, he played basketball for two seasons.
When he left college, Artis Gilmore appeared in the 1971 American Basketball Association draft, where he was chosen by the Kentucky Colonels. In 1971 as well, he appeared in the NBA Draft, where Artis Gilmore was selected by the Chicago Bulls. During his first year in the ABA, Artis Gilmore proved to be a successful player and got the Rookie of the Year award and the league Most Valuable Player award. Also, he signed a contract with the Kentucky Colonels, which set the record as it was a record high-paying contract. Therefore, the team has also added up to the current size of Artis Gilmore net worth. He spent five years playing in the ABA. Five years in a row, the basketball player was called to the All-ABA First team. In addition, he joined the All-Defense team four times. He led the Kentucky Colonels in winning the 1975 ABA championship. Furthermore, Artis Gilmore was titled the ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player.
In 1976, he appeared in the ABA dispersal draft, where Artis Gilmore was chosen to play with the Chicago Bulls. In 1982, the basketball player was traded to the San Antonio Spurs. For a short time in 1988, he came back to play with the Chicago Bulls and the last team with which he played in the NBA became the Boston Celtics. Thus, these teams have also increased the total sum of Artis Gilmore net worth.