American basketball player
Pete Maravich Rank
Pete Maravich Rank
About Pete Maravich
Pete Maravich, also known by the nickname “Pistol Pete”, was a professional American basketball player whose career in the NBA began in 1970 with the Atlanta Hawks. Upon his departure from the Hawks in 1974, he joined the New Orleans /Utah Jazz before ending his successful NBA career with the Boston Celtics in 1980.
He was married to Jackie Maravich from 1976 until his death in 1988. The marriage produced two sons: Jason and Josh.
Upon his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987, he became one of the youngest basketball players to ever receive that honor. He was also posthumously inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
The last words he reportedly said before he died of heart failure at the age of 40 were the words "I feel great".
His children did not attend his funeral because their mother wanted to shield them from the press.
Pete Maravich's Popularity
Pete Maravich was a famous American basketball player, who was born on June 22, 1947. As a person born on this date, Pete Maravich is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (June 22) and the 44th most popular for the year (1947).
People born on June 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Pete Maravich is the 386th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Pete Maravich's birthday, Pete Maravich is the 2863rd most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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