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Calvin Murphy Remembers Pistol Pete Maravich

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 and is filed under YouTube Videos

Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy recalls his memories of Hall of Famer Pistol Pete Maravich in this video.

Calvin Murphy on Pistol Pete Maravich Video Transcript

Interviewer: Looking at some of these little guys here, they probably never saw Pistol Pete play. I hope they look on YouTube. Tell them who Pistol Pete was.

Calvin: You know, in college, Pistol and I fought for the scoring leader in the country, and all three years I was second to Pistol. And I used to make excuses. “The only reason Pistol scored more than me is because his dad coached him,” and so on and so forth, until I got to play against him, and that was a lot of bologna. He was… He was… He was… Goodness gracious, it’s hard to describe somebody that was about 6’6″, 6’7″, handled a ball as well or better than myself. He just didn’t shoot the basketball, he was a pure shooter.

Interviewer: Yeah.

Calvin: He would pass the ball through the eye of a needle. I got a chance to play with him for the first time in the High School All-American Game in Memphis, and it’s tough. You’re trying to play your game, and you’re watching him.

Interviewer: Yeah.

Calvin: You know, you’re in the back court with him.

Interviewer: Sure.

Calvin: We were starting guards for the All-American Team, and I got to be great friends with him from that point on. Well, you know, if you can’t beat ’em, you’ve got to join ’em.

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