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Greatest Sports Nicknames

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6. “Pistol Pete,” Pete Maravich

Aptly nicknamed for his sensational ball-handling skills and from-the-hip shooting style, Maravich is considered one of the 50 best basketball players ever. In his prime, he once told Pennsylvania reporter Andy Nuzzo, "I don't want to play 10 years in the NBA and then die of a heart attack at 40." Ironically, that grim fact became a reality. (AP Photo)

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