With my second pick: Pistol Pete Maravich
Hall of Famer "Pistol Pete" Maravich was a spectacular showman who helped open up the game of basketball in the 1970s. After a legendary college career at Louisiana State, he played 10 productive seasons in the NBA, earning five trips to the NBA All-Star Game and one league scoring title. Maravich wasn't the first player to dribble behind his back or make a deft between-the-legs pass. But his playground moves, circus shots, and hotdog passes were considered outrageous during his era and, perhaps because he cultivated a freewheeling image, some basketball purists felt he was more style than substance.
G FG% 3PFG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Stls Blks Pts PPG
658 .441 .667 .820 2,747 4.2 3,563 5.4 587 108 15,948 24.2
Full Name: Peter Press Maravich
Born: 6/22/47 in Aliquippa, Pa
College: Louisiana State
Drafted: Atlanta Hawks, 1970 (third overall)
Transactions: Traded to New Orleans Jazz, 5/3/74; Jazz move to Utah, 1979; Waived by Utah, 1/17/80; Signed with Boston, 1/22/80 Nickname: Pistol Pete
Height: 6-5; Weight: 200 lbs.
High School: Daniel (Clemson, S.C.); Needham Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.); Edwards Military Institute (Salemburg, N.C.)
Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1987); All-NBA First Team (1976, '77); All-NBA Second Team (1973, '78); All-Rookie Team (1971); Five-time NBA All-Star; One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).
KillerIcon is on the clock- My Pick was made at 10:38 am EST