Pete Maravich
Hall of Famer "Pistol Pete" Maravich was a spectacular showman who helped open up the game of basketball in the 1970s. After a legendary college career at Louisiana State, he played 10 productive seasons in the NBA, earning five trips to the NBA All-Star Game and one league scoring title. Maravich wasn't the first player to dribble behind his back or make a deft between-the-legs pass. But his playground moves, circus shots, and hotdog passes were considered outrageous during his era and, perhaps because he cultivated a freewheeling image, some basketball purists felt he was more style than substance. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary
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FT%
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.441
.667
.820
2,747
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Full Name: Peter Press Maravich
Born: 6/22/47 in Aliquippa, Pa
Died: 1/5/88
College: Louisiana State
Drafted: Atlanta Hawks, 1970 (third overall)
Transactions: Traded to New Orleans Jazz, 5/3/74; Jazz move to Utah, 1979; Waived by Utah, 1/17/80; Signed with Boston, 1/22/80
Nickname: Pistol Pete
Height: 6-5; Weight: 200 lbs.
High School: Daniel (Clemson, S.C.); Needham Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.); Edwards Military Institute (Salemburg, N.C.)
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1987); All-NBA First Team (1976, '77); All-NBA Second Team (1973, '78); All-Rookie Team (1971); Five-time NBA All-Star; One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).