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Pete Maravich

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Birthday
22, 1947
Birthplace
Aliquippa, PA
Death Date
Jan 5, 1988 (40)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1947
Birthplace
Aliquippa, PA
Death Date
Jan 5, 1988 (40)

About

Legendary crafty and dazzling point guard known as "Pistol Pete," who averaged 44.2 points per game at LSU and became the all-time leading scorer in college basketball history. In the NBA, he was a 5-time All-Star and the 1977 NBA scoring champion as a member of the New Orleans Jazz.

Before Fame

His former professional ball player father, Petar Maravich, taught him the fundamentals while he was growing up in Pennsylvania.

Trivia

His NBA career was cut short by injuries, and his life was cut short by a sudden heart attack at the age of forty.

Family Life

He had two sons, Jaeson and Josh, with his wife Jackie.

Associated With

While the great Shaquille O'Neal also went on to star at LSU, his scoring numbers paled in comparison to Pistol Pete's.