The Pete Maravich Biography, Pistol Pete Heir to a Dream is a book dedicated to the memory of Pete’s father and mother, Press and Helen Maravich. They taught Pete that character never quits and that, with patience and persistence, dreams can be realized.
In Pistol Pete Heir to a Dream, you’ll meet the family as pictured right. (Picture of the family in 1957 from Pistol Pete Heir to a Dream). The autobiography of Pete Maravich is one book divided into 6 books – Book 1 The Dream, 2 The Heir Apparent, 3 The Heir of Approval, 4 Two Down One to Go, 5 Shattered Dreams, and 6 Heir of Salvation. This book will take you through the childhood of Pistol Pete Maravich, through his high school days, through Pete’s college years at Louisiana State University (LSU), through his pro basketball career with the Atlanta Hawks, the New Orleans and Utah Jazz, and the Boston Celtics, and through the ups and downs of his life after basketball.
Maravich Legend Enjoy Rebirth (From the “Pistol Pete Heir to a Dream” Autobiography) by Gil LeBreton
Dallas-Pistol Pete. That wasn’t just a nickname. That was a basketball state of mind.
It was floppy socks. Between-the-legs dribbles. Between-the-legs passes. Show time. Swish. Forty-four points swishing through, game-after-game, every game, for three collegiate seasons.
That name launched a thousand shots. OK, make that 3,166 shots.
Pistol Pete Maravich didn’t just play basketball. He spray-painted it, just so we’d all remember.
“Maravich? Pistol Pete?” the hotel operator chirped Friday. “Ooh, is he staying here, too?”
So you see, Earvin Johnson, with all due respect, this dude was making magic while you were still making mud pies.
Likewise, with all due respect to Julius Erving, Maravich was anesthetizing basketball minds when the kind doctor was still changing bedpans.
How appropriate Pistol Pete should join us this weekend for a gathering of National Basketball Association legends. His pro career never reached the heights that his seasons at Louisiana State did, but Maravich did get picked for five NBA All-Star games.
And how ironic that Pete Maravich, who touched millions during his college years, wonders these days why, playing a different role, he can’t touch a few more.
That’s the Pete Maravich story now. You watched, so now he’d like you to listen. You put a spotlight on him, so now he’d like to show you the light.
“Money didn’t change me,” Maravich said Friday, on the eve of the NBA Legends Classic. “Money didn’t change me, or power, or fame, or All-Star games or being Pistol Pete. Those were only brief interludes of ego gratification.”
“The only thing that ever changed me was Jesus Christ….”