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DaHooligan
03-12-2008, 01:47 PM
He was the guy with the fancy style, the guy who freestyled the dribble, an amazing playmaker but he is underrated and never gets his props.

at 12 years old he said he would spend 8 hours each day dribbling and shooting the basketball.
http://www.bballvideos.com/uploaded_images/Pete12-764926.jpg

his dribbling skills
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his wrist fake pass
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fivas15
03-12-2008, 02:18 PM
Had there been a 3 point line in college when he played, he would've averaged 57.4 ppg DAMN

DaHooligan
03-12-2008, 02:34 PM
Had there been a 3 point line in college when he played, he would've averaged 57.4 ppg DAMN

yup, its a shame he doesnt get as much exposure as the other legends.

jtwx
03-12-2008, 03:02 PM
nice thread. pete is a legend, and, yes, sadly unappreciated these days.

the vid with him and red is fun to watch. pete ended up finishing his career with the celtics during larry bird's rookie season.

johnny-oh
03-12-2008, 03:06 PM
great player

DaHooligan
03-12-2008, 03:42 PM
nice thread. pete is a legend, and, yes, sadly unappreciated these days.

the vid with him and red is fun to watch. pete ended up finishing his career with the celtics during larry bird's rookie season.

yup dude had amazing handles he was a pioneer his dribbling and ball handling was like watching an artist paint.

kooldude
03-12-2008, 03:47 PM
Magic before Magic

sillz100
03-12-2008, 03:50 PM
underrated and doesn't get props?

OP how old are you?

kooldude
03-12-2008, 03:54 PM
i'm doing that fake wrist pass tomorrow!

JH34PG
03-12-2008, 03:59 PM
this guy is a LEGEND!!!

i bought several of his old videos on vhs tape...the man was and1 before it was even an idea

JJP11
03-12-2008, 04:08 PM
my favorite part of his game was his passing.

DaHooligan
03-12-2008, 04:25 PM
my favorite part of his game was his passing.

yup but the guy getting the assist also had to be on the look out imagine one of those no looks smacking you right dab on the face? ouch.

PieceAMind
03-12-2008, 05:38 PM
Had there been a 3 point line in college when he played, he would've averaged 57.4 ppg DAMN

Not saying he wouldnt cuz he prolly would have but as a basketball player I can tell you shooting is greatly increased (% wise) without lookin for or worrying in your behind the line or not...you just concentrate more then if u have to worry if ur feet are behind it or not

NoNameNecessary
03-12-2008, 06:53 PM
It is a shame that some of the greats of all-time, like Maravich and Oscar Robertson, are hardly recognized anymore.

DaHooligan
03-12-2008, 11:38 PM
It is a shame that some of the greats of all-time, like Maravich and Oscar Robertson, are hardly recognized anymore.

yup

the funny thing with basketball is those old school guys could probally beat the new guys now, cause there teamwork and court vision was so much better, they thrived on hustle plays and fast breaks.

now all the players do is dribble all lazy while fixing there shorts and then pass the ball a few times then shoot or drive.

Legends in there prime would out hustle the guys now.

smith06
03-13-2008, 12:08 AM
nice thread...reps to the OP for recognizing a true legend.

tmac4real
03-13-2008, 12:14 AM
A book wrote on him said he used to take the basketball WHEREVER he went and also used to dribble with tennis balls. He also went to sleep with his basketball which helped him develop an extra sense and connection with the basketball to the point where he was able to do all those things.

DaHooligan
03-13-2008, 12:21 AM
A book wrote on him said he used to take the basketball WHEREVER he went and also used to dribble with tennis balls. He also went to sleep with his basketball which helped him develop an extra sense and connection with the basketball to the point where he was able to do all those things.

yup his folks put a basketball in his cradle the guy was dribbling a basketball before he could walk.

its a shame he passed away so early after he retired.

My pop used to tell me about him especially his granny shot free throws lol

pistol pete was a freestyler and he did it with finesses and made it look like an art the guy was just too smooth.

sillz100
03-13-2008, 12:46 AM
yup

the funny thing with basketball is those old school guys could probally beat the new guys now, cause there teamwork and court vision was so much better, they thrived on hustle plays and fast breaks.

now all the players do is dribble all lazy while fixing there shorts and then pass the ball a few times then shoot or drive.

Legends in there prime would out hustle the guys now.

Strong basketball knowledge. There is such a thing as respect for past players and how they revolutionized the game and pure stupidity and talking out of your a-ss. I know you think your cool by saying how great the past players were who played before you were born, and how they did this and that. But come on........

DaHooligan
03-14-2008, 08:39 AM
Strong basketball knowledge. There is such a thing as respect for past players and how they revolutionized the game and pure stupidity and talking out of your a-ss. I know you think your cool by saying how great the past players were who played before you were born, and how they did this and that. But come on........

no watch tape and watch the team play.

just cause the guys can slam hard now and have more muscle and aggression in the middle dont mean ****, could they handle a spin move by karreem and his sky hook?>

you dont see anyone now who could point like magic johnson, anyone with the heart of larry bird.

finesse can counter power housing the ball.

Make up a fantasy team and they would **** on the guys now, they lack teamwork now they dont know about the team game and passing the ball...thats why they lose international games now NBA now is a bunch of ball hogs and they lack hustle.

debil
03-14-2008, 08:57 AM
dude was a witch with the rock.

reps for posting the legend.

Mr.Hombre
03-14-2008, 09:21 AM
no watch tape and watch the team play.

just cause the guys can slam hard now and have more muscle and aggression in the middle dont mean ****, could they handle a spin move by karreem and his sky hook?>

you dont see anyone now who could point like magic johnson, anyone with the heart of larry bird.

finesse can counter power housing the ball.

Make up a fantasy team and they would **** on the guys now, they lack teamwork now they dont know about the team game and passing the ball...thats why they lose international games now NBA now is a bunch of ball hogs and they lack hustle.

that's a very strong generalization of today's players.

suave9
03-14-2008, 09:34 AM
try ball hogging, throw-up-50-shots-a-game peice of ****.

I like what UCLA coach John Wooden said about him when the bruins played LSU and the reporters asked about the upcoming game and he goes "We're a team and we know how to pass the ball which is why we're going to win"

and they go on to win by 30-40 points.

No doubt he worked hard and had talent, but his teammates in the NBA hated him for a damn good reason.

People tend to look at him for the all new stuff he was doing at the time and fail to realize that he was a sorry sorry teammate.

suave9
03-14-2008, 09:36 AM
yup

the funny thing with basketball is those old school guys could probally beat the new guys now, cause there teamwork and court vision was so much better, they thrived on hustle plays and fast breaks.

now all the players do is dribble all lazy while fixing there shorts and then pass the ball a few times then shoot or drive.

Legends in there prime would out hustle the guys now.


Hahaha

lacey23
03-14-2008, 10:09 AM
yup

the funny thing with basketball is those old school guys could probally beat the new guys now, cause there teamwork and court vision was so much better, they thrived on hustle plays and fast breaks.

now all the players do is dribble all lazy while fixing there shorts and then pass the ball a few times then shoot or drive.

Legends in there prime would out hustle the guys now.

Rofl!

DaHooligan
03-14-2008, 10:16 AM
that's a very strong generalization of today's players.

some players may be team players but the majority forget teamwork.

lacey23
03-14-2008, 10:26 AM
He was a great college player, had serious skills, and was a great showman. Think he's overated as a pro a bit, buit still top 10 sg all time.


You are really overating the past, and underating the present though.