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We remember Pete “Pistol” Maravich (1947-88)

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Pete Maravich was born in Alquippa, Pennsylvania, on this day in 1947.    He was born in a basketball family and accomplished so much on the court:   

3 time 1st Team All American at LSU
Naismith trophy for player of the year – 1970
All time leading NCAA division 1 scorer with 3667 points, average 44.2 points per game
All of his accomplishments were acheived before the 3 point line was introduced to NCAA basketball and despite being unable to play varsity as a freshman under then NCAA rules
One of the youngest players ever inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Holder of numerous NCAA scoring records and some 26 southeastern conference records
10 years as an NBA player with Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz, and Boston Celtics
Leading scorer in NBA in 76-77 with 31.1 average – 1st team all pro
5 time NBA All Star
Chosen as one of the best players of the 70’s by NBA and media
Chosen as one of the “50 Greatest Players” of all time in 1997
Youngest player to ever be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame
NBA career scoring average of 24.1 points per game
Cited by the hall of fame as “perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history”.    

It’s fair to say that Pete was a better college than NBA player.    

Pete died suddenly in 1988 at 41 during a pick up game.   It was a shock, a real shock.

 

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June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

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Happy # 85 Dick Motta

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September 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

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A look at the Texas Rangers & other sports with Dave Michaels

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Guest:  Dave Michaels, DFW sports journalist and radio personality, joins me for a look at the Texas Rangers after 31 games……Hamilton is now a Ranger and down in AAA getting ready……..how does the team look now?    Also, how is Jeff Bannister doing as a rookie manager?   a quick look at the Mavericks and Stars……and the Tom Brady/football episode…..what happens next?…..

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/05/11/a-look-at-the-texas-rangers-other-sports-with-dave-michaels

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May 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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Tuesday’s show: The Super Bowl plus a look at DFW sports (Mavericks, Stars & Rangers)

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February 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm

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They should put a Roy Tarpley poster in every school gym in Dallas

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January 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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We remember Roy Tarpley (1964-2015)

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January 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm

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DFW SPORTS: THE COWBOYS, MAVERICKS, STARS AND THE RANGERS

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December 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm

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