Basketball Players are a varied bunch. Each player must not only be a talented and well-conditioned athlete, but also be a good team player.
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When Pete Maravich was at the top of his game he was smoking out an outrageous 50-points a night. He retired in 1980 and completely withdrew from the public spotlight. He died at the age of 40 in 1988. Read more about the rise and fall of Pete Maravich.

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