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Peter Press Maravich is arguably one of the best basketball players ever to play the game Born June 22 1947 in Aliquippa Pennsylvania where he learned to love basketball from his father Press Maravich who spent many hours teaching him the games most important fundamentals Maravich broke numerous records throughout his career While in high school he scored 47 points more than any other player in the North Carolina High School All-Star Game He holds nearly every National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA scoring record at Louisiana State University LSU and was named a three-time All American in only three years in the NCAA After a legendary college career at LSU he played ten great seasons in the National Basketball Association NBA earning five trips to the NBA All-Star Game and one league scoring title After his death he was named to the NBAs Top 50 Greatest Players of All Time and was inducted to the Hall of Fame I feel as a player for anyone to accomplish so much in such a short period of time is remarkable During Maravichs career the three-point line was not yet a part of professional basketball so he accomplished all this without the three point line Maravich is without question one of the greatest offensive basketball players ever to play the game Maravich got his nickname Pistol Pete from his father Once referring to his style of shooting during his childhood and as a high school player Pistol quickly developed into an offensive machine with great shooting passing and dribbling skills He was said to be an offensive genius According to Mike Flynn former rival of Pistols who played for the University of Kentucky and the Indiana Pacers Pistol was one of the greatest offensive players Ive ever seen I wouldnt say he was a pure shooter as much as I would
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