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Pete Maravich was the most exciting and entertaining basketball player of his generation. A magician at handling or shooting the ball and the most prolific scorer in college basketball history, he was as recognizable as he was flashy. If the mop of brown hair and floppy gray socks didn't give him away, the behind-the-back dribbling and between-the-legs passes did.
Maravich first captured the nation's attention at Louisiana State University, where he averaged an incredible 44.2 points per game over three years and earned college player-of-the-year honors in 1970. He went on to play for ten years in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz, Utah Jazz, and Boston Celtics, winning all-NBA honors four times and leading the league in scoring in 1976-77. Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987, less than a year later, at the age of forty, he collapsed and died while playing basketball with friends.
"Pistol Pete's" showmanship and charisma have endured for the millions of fans who fondly remember him. In this book, players, coaches, friends, fans, and relatives recall the soft-spoken man who turned away from heavy drinking and turned toward God. His life is an inspiration for all who love the game of basketball.
Table of Contents
|1||The Carolina Kid||3|
|3||The Pros, and Poetry in Motion||93|
|6||A Pistol for Posterity||169|