With his floppy socks, shaggy hair, acrobatic dribbling and amazing shots, "Pistol Pete" was a basketball legend. He was the youngest person to be voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and his NCAA scoring record still stands. He lived a life of fame and wealth - as well as misery until he found peace in Christ just a few short years before his untimely death at the age of 40. Includes exclusive family insights and photos.
The youngest person to be voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Pistol Pete Maravich is recognized by the NBA as one of the all-time top 50 basketball players. More than 30 years after he left Louisiana State University, his NCAA scoring record still stands. He enjoyed fame, wealth, and short of winning an NBA championship, achieved every possible success. But there was a price. Pete brought a childlike exuberance to the court that often masked a tortured and confused adult. Things changed dramatically and permanently, however, when Pete found Christ. At last he experienced peace and a purpose that extended beyond the basketball court. He became an avid student of the Bible and a tireless evangelist. Tragically, at age 40, Pete Maravich died. This is the first authorized biography.