Raw footage for the 1986 television special "Once a Star" from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star Weekend. This tape is a continuation of an interview with Pete Maravich (1947-1988).
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00:53Copy video clip URL Maravich, sitting on a couch, begins to talk about the Christian basketball camps that he runs. The camps are not meant to proselytize camp-goers, according to Maravich, but rather to emphasize to the children the importance of their parents’ guidance through life. Maravich makes an analogy comparing the parents and child to a hammer and stone. He also talks about his devotion to God in great detail. Maravich tells an emotional story about having a gun stuck in his mouth when he was 19 years old in order to illustrate that suicide is not a way to peace.
09:51Copy video clip URL Maravich talks about the money he accumulated while playing in the NBA; in his first year he took home $40,000. He then talks about religious notions of money and profitability. Maravich also goes on to talk about his relationship with NBA player John Mengelt, describing Mengelt as a “determined player.” Producer Tom Weinberg also asks Maravich about the competitive nature of the NBA Legends game. Maravich says he has several bruises from the game, which took place the previous day, but still thinks the Legends game was important.
16:09Copy video clip URL Maravich comments on a few of the players involved in the Legends game including Connie Hawkins, Nate Thurmond, Cazzie Russell, and Walt Bellamy.
20:56Copy video clip URL Tape ends.