“Pistol” Pete Maravich, one of the most exciting players in basketball history, would’ve turned 65 on Friday. The LSU graduate remains the all-time leading scorer in Division 1 history with 3,367 points, an average of 44 points per game. He was also a five-time NBA all-star and a member of the league’s 50th anniversary team. (James Drake/SI)

SI VAULT: Pete Maravich discusses life as college hoops’ top player (12.1.69)

This is a cool shot of Pete Maravich as a New Orleans Jazz.

By J. Ford

Jonathan Ford is a 2006 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. He grew up in the New Orleans suburb of Mandeville and currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and two pets.

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