|Former Basketball Star Armen Gilliam Passes Away|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Wednesday, 06 July 2011 14:59|
Armen Gilliam, who played for the Runnin' Rebels of Nevada-Las Vegas and for several NBA teams, including the then Charlotte Hornets, passed away Tuesday night.
Gilliam, who was 47-years-old, died while playing basketball at LA Fitness gym in Bridgeville, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh. The cause of death is yet to be determined. Gilliam led UNLV to the Final Four in 1987; he was taken by the Phoenix Suns with the second pick in the first round of the NBA draft in June of that year. Gilliam,who was nicknamed "The Hammer", also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and the Utah Jazz. He retired in 2000.
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