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Pete Maravich Game-Worn Shorts New Orleans Jazz (Inaugural Season)
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Pete Maravich had a legendary start at Louisiana State for his college career. He was a spectacular showman earning one NBA scoring title and played ten seasons in the league with five trips to the NBA All-Star Game. His playground-style moves, circus shots, and behind the back hotdog passes were considered outrageous during his era. But with that style he managed to produce huge numbers, first as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history and later as a potent force for both the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Jazz.
The New Orleans Jazz franchise was launched as an expansion team in 1974. “Pistol Pete” a LSU alumni was tasked to christen the franchise. Before the start of their inaugural season, Maravich was obtained in a trade from the Atlanta Hawks. They bargained right because being in New Orleans (1974-79) allowed him the opportunity to establish himself as one of the game’s most electrifying players. During that time, he earned one scoring title (1976/1977), two All NBA First Team selections, and two All NBA Second Team selections.
Presented is a pair of Maravich’s game worn shorts. They are a purple mesh with yellow/green piping (elasticized) around the edges. They were made by Sand Knit Meadalist – Size (36) with a “44” jersey number (chain-link style) patch tag sewn in for easy identification in the waistband. They have a drawstring in the waistband and a liner in the interior crotch area. The labeling matches exemplars but with high probability hail from the New Orleans Jazz inaugural season because this was when Maravich was #44. The garment shows solid but not excessive wear and are an exemplary rare display of Pete Maravich trunks. They originate from a team source and are a perfect investment opportunity in the world of Basketball HOFer game worn memorabilia.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team
New Orleans Jazz