Video: Artis Gilmore Hall of Fame induction speech

While it may have taken longer than expected, the A-Train, former San Antonio Spurs player Artis Gilmore, has finally arrived in Springfield.

Gilmore had a very humble speech and even noted, that it was not about the journey of finally getting into the hall, it was about the destination.

Gilmore said he felt very lucky to be one of few players that have ever laced up their sneakers and played professionally to make it into the Hall of Fame.

Gilmore also spoke fondly of the days of the ABA, proclaiming, “We were showtime before there was showtime.”

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Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.