Artis Gilmore played in the ABA and the NBA. Artis was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 12, 2011. Gilmore followed 5 All-Star seasons with the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA by becoming the 1st overall pick of the 1976 NBA dispersal draft, which was held after the ABA was disbanded, as four teams transferred to the NBA. In Gilmore's complete pro basketball career, he was an eleven-time All-Star, the ABA Rookie of the Year, and an ABA MVP, and he remains the NBA career leader for field goal percentage. Nicknamed "The A-Train", the 7' 2" Gilmore once played in 670 consecutive games. Artis Gilmore has hand autographed this Spalding Indoor/Outdoor Basketball with HOF 2011 and A Train inscriptions. Leaf Authentics Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity.