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Pete Maravich

NBA Guard Pete Maravich

Profession: NBA Guard

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Considered perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history, he played 10 seasons in the NBA before his career was cut short because of injuries.

Born: June 22, 1947
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: January 5, 1988 (aged 40)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1976-01-11 NBA player Pete Maravich (27) weds college sweetheart Jackie Elliser in Metairie, Louisiana

Historical Events

  • 1969-02-10 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
  • 1970-02-02 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
  • 1975-02-08 Pete Maravich scores 47 points as the New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game NBA road losing streak with a 106-102 win over the Hawks in Atlanta
  • 1977-02-25 New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

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