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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Real Life... When Politics Don't Matter

I had just finished a great post on the politics of government when I got to the office and saw the news that UNLV Basketball great Armen "The Hammer" Gilliam had died. He was 47.

Somehow politics, the blame game and all the arguing seems so petty when real life intrudes.

Most of you will never understand what UNLV Basketball meant to our little community back in the 70's and 80's.

The Rebels made us big time. The center of the college basketball universe. Showtime before Showtime!

And Armen was a huge part of that. One of our all-time greats.

He reportedly died while playing a game of pick up basketball. To the end, probably finishing off a fast break with a dunk.

I saw Armen play many times back then at the rockin' Thomas and Mack Arena at UNLV. He was a true delight to watch.

You just knew the Rebels were going to win when he had that big smile on his face.

Armen, you will be missed.

Thank you for all you did for Las Vegas while you were here.

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Comments on "Real Life... When Politics Don't Matter"


Blogger Doug said ... (3:52 AM) : 

This week certainly has seen it's share of famous and notable sports figures passing.

May they all rest in peace.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (2:56 PM) : 

Yes, doug... it is unusual to see so many sports figures all go at once...


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