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The 7 - Basketball - Pistol Pete Maravich
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#1 Posted on 6.12.06 1836.06
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I was talking with a couple of co-workers about Pete Maravich, yesterday. One of them, swore that he had a drug problem. Specifically cocaine, and that he went to rehab for it. I don't seem to remember that.I do remember him kinda fading from the spotlight after retirement, but nothing pops into my head about drugs.
Anyone else hear this, before? Or can confirm or deny it?
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#2 Posted on 7.12.06 1935.43
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For what it's worth, his Wikipedia article doesn't mention it.
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#3 Posted on 7.12.06 2208.27
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Yeah, I haven't seen it on any of the bios I've read of him. So I'm gonna go ahead and say "Myth Busted"
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#4 Posted on 7.12.06 2224.45
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I saw some long bio on Pistol Pete on TV, probably ESPN Classic. I could almost SWEAR they said something about a cocaine problem he picked up once he got to the NBA, contributed to the heart attack that killed him.

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#5 Posted on 10.12.06 1527.50
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I've got Pete on my mind quite a bit lately. I've read two Maravich bios in the last month. Neither one mentions drug abuse although they both cover his drinking.
One of the books, MARAVICH (Federman and Terrill) is easily the best basketball book I've ever read. The research is incredible.
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#6 Posted on 10.12.06 1909.47
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    Originally posted by Jerry B.
    I've got Pete on my mind quite a bit lately. I've read two Maravich bios in the last month. Neither one mentions drug abuse although they both cover his drinking.
    One of the books, MARAVICH (Federman and Terrill) is easily the best basketball book I've ever read. The research is incredible.

In that case, we'll just call you our resident Pistol Pete expert. Maybe it was his heavy drinking that I was thinking of, who knows.

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#7 Posted on 13.12.06 1743.11
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Thanks for the info Jerry. I'll look into that book too.
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