Pete Maravich Biography

Pete Maravich, Athlete
Born asPeter Press Maravich
Known asPistol Pete
Occup.Athlete
FromUSA
BornJune 22, 1947
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 5, 1988
Pasadena, California
CauseHeart failure
Aged40 years
Peter Press Maravich was an American basketball gamer of Serbian descent. From 1970 to 1980 he played in the U.S. specialist organization in the NBA Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans as well as Utah Jazz as well as Boston Celtics. He was 1.95 m tall and also used the position of capturing guard.

Maravich was a magnificent play for his cherished by fans and also disliked by the coaches. His nickname "Pistol Pete", he owes his exceptional throwing range. Throughout his university years at Louisiana State University (1966-1970) placed on record points Maravich, who to this particular day. In 3 years he had a scoring standard of over 44 points per video game. However, his team was never really effective.

The Atlanta Hawks chose him in the draft of 1970 in 3rd place. Following his first season he was appointed to the NBA All-Rookie Team. Maravich was a magnificent in the NBA, however likewise not successful gamers. In 1980 he ended his career after he briefly played with Larry Bird for the Celtics. 8 years later on he passed away in a basketball game in a gym in Pasadena of a cardiovascular disease. Quickly before his cardiovascular disease, asked among his friends exactly how he is doing. He replied with "I feel fantastic." Quickly before, on 5 May 1987 he had actually been included in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Later on, it was observed to him that he was missing the left coronary artery to the heart. This incredibly rare defect normally causes fatality in infancy. It is thought that Maravich as "old" could be, due to the fact that he drove so many sports.

Pete Maravichs jacket number 7 was retired by both the Utah Jazz, in addition to by the New Orleans Hornets.

Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Pete.

Related authors: Larry Bird (Coach), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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6 Famous quotes by Pete Maravich

Small: There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade awa
"There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life"
Small: I dont want to play 10 years and then die of a heart attack when Im 40
"I don't want to play 10 years and then die of a heart attack when I'm 40"
Small: My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life
"My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career"
Small: Its hard when your fathers the coach. Sometimes you dont know where one leaves off and the other begins
"It's hard when your father's the coach. Sometimes you don't know where one leaves off and the other begins"
Small: I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was
"I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was"
Small: They dont pay you a million dollars for two-hand chest passes
"They don't pay you a million dollars for two-hand chest passes"