accountant tries to blow past Pete with a nifty spin move. Pete tells him not
to believe his own hype. The Pistol wears an easy grin. Moments later he banks
That smile again.
What a goof.
The game ends.
Guys trudge off to the water fountain. Pete continues to shoot around. And now
you wonder what he sees.
Is it as he used
to imagine? "The space will open up," he once said. "Beyond that
will be heaven, and when you go inside, then the space closes again and you are
there ... definitely a wonderful place.... Everyone you ever knew will be
The preacher asks
Pete Maravich how he feels.
great," he says.
In the next
moment Pete begins to sway. Then his eyes roll back. The sound of his head
hitting the floor will haunt those within earshot. Pete has begun to foam at
the mouth. The preacher holds his head, trying to keep Pete from swallowing his
tongue. He and another player administer CPR. Next, the EMS crew takes its
turn. As the medics work, shooting jolts of electricity through his torso, the
players kneel in prayer.
God's will be
done, they say.
Why now? they
remains of Pete Maravich is taken away in a slow-moving ambulance. No