To some, Pete Maravich was the best player ever. To others, he was a ball hog who doomed his teams to mediocrity with his selfish play. In truth, he was a flawed but supremely talented superstar, a classic American anti-hero - an individualist, a showman, an anti-establishment artist who burned too quickly and too brightly, found God, and died tragically young. Basketball's answer to James Dean, Lenny Bruce, and Steve Prefontaine, "Pistol" Pete brought acrobatic showmanship to a league whose creativity had been stolen by an upstart competitor, and ushered in a flamboyant new era that brought basketball into the mainstream.
Published exclusively for SportsPosterWarehouse.com, this brilliant poster features a classic, archival image of Maravich during his brief but dominant NBA career, circa 1977 with the New Orleans Jazz. His court sense, concentration, and athleticism are on full display, as he blows past an opposing guard Kevin Grevey during a home game at the brand-new Louisiana Superdome. At age 29, during the heart of what should have been his prime years, Maravich was on the razor's edge of defeat, as his knee and his alcoholism led him to retirement within three years. While he eventually found happiness through religion and sobriety, he could not fight destiny, and a massive heart attack claimed his life after a friendly pickup game at age 40. Despite never winning a championship and dying young, Pistol's legacy will live on forever. With this print, you can help hold that legacy high with classic, nostalgic old-school style. The perfect addition to your sports wall-of-fame, and an absolute must for the wall of any Maravich fan!
Publisher: Photofile Inc.
Size: 20" x 24"
Condition: Brand New! Printed on premium-quality matte photographic stock.
Price: $44.95 USD
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Item Number: PF-L086
Pete Maravich "New Orleans Jazz Classic" (1977) Premium Poster Print - Photofile