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EastBankTiger
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Today would have been Pistol Pete's 75th birthday

Thanks, for the memories, Pete.

68 point night with the Jazz.

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saintsfan92612
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Man, I still think one of the biggest what if's in basketball history is what if the Hawks were allowed to keep Dr. J.

Pairing one of the best players of the 70s and 80s with Pistol Pete would've been one of the most exciting teams if not the most exciting team of all-time.


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mojoebigdog
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What wound he have scored with 3 point shoot like today.


SportsGuyNOLA
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quote:

What wound he have scored with 3 point shoot like today.


He would’ve made his currently unbreakable scoring records more unbreakable.
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PurpleExile
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What wound he have scored with 3 point sho


This has been discussed a lot over the years. I was at LSU the same time that Pete was.

Painting a three-point line on the court in those days would have been tantamount to a dare for Maravich. As a result, Pete would have been taking *most* of his shots from behind the three-point arc, and consequently would have averaged over 50 points a game.

He also would have doubled his assists total, because teams would have been forced to extend their defense and he would have fed Sanders, Newton, et al, all game long.

(and we still would have lost to Kentucky and had to play in the NIT. Sigh.)


777Tiger
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would have averaged over 50 points a game.



more likely closer to 60 or higher


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St Jean The Baptiste
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I never saw him play, but I watched his Homework Basketball VHS tape over and over.

RIP Pistol


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Tom Bronco
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What is even more remarkable is that he played with congenital heart disease his whole career but didn't have a heart attack until he was playing a relaxed pickup game after he retired.


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Tiger1988
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Obscure Maravich Fact:::

Pistol Pete was born in Aliquippa PA. His dad Press coached basketball at Aliquippa HS. One of his players was Mike Ditka…

Lots of Eastern Europeans in that area.


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ccomeaux
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GOAT Tiger. Not even Shaq.


777Tiger
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GOAT Tiger


absolutely

quote:

Not even Shaq.



love Shaq, but as a college player he wouldn't have gotten a scholarship at all if it weren't for his size, he got better over time, Maravich was the man when he walked on any basketball court


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Gopher Rick
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Saw him when I was a little boy. He was filling up his maroon Porsche near David Drive. My sister got his autograph for me. Wish I still had it.


Dissident Aggressor
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Wish I still had it.

yep
wish i still had my shoe town Jazz rain jacket that was given out one night to the first 500 fans or whatever…


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Northwest Louisiana
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At least he didn’t have to live through Biden…


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jrodLSUke
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He was filling up his maroon Porsche

I wonder what happened to that Porsche. Somebody still owns it and probably doesn’t know it was Pete’s.


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Klingler7
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Houston
Member since Nov 2009
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Damn ! I’m getting old. I was in Houston back in 1988 when that happened. Geez...RIP.


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