If you think Payton Pritchard’s dribbling drill is intense, you should see Pete Maravich’s
If you squint very hard, you can see the template for a player such as Boston Celtics reserve guard Payton Pritchard in Hall of Fame sharpshooter “Pistol” Pete Maravich — and not just because of their shooting. The taller Maravich was also a fanatic about dribble practice drills, and while Fast PP’s certainly looks intense, the worst thing that happened was that his hands might get bloody from all the callouses he’d develop.
Maravich, on the other hand, took his drills to a whole other level that even made legendary Celtics general manager Red Auerbach nervous watching them for their disaster potential to one’s nether regions.
Take a look at the short embedded below to get a glimpse of Maravich’s infamous dribble drill, courtesy of the NBA’s YouTube channel.
We don’t know about you, but we don’t personally have any plans to try out Pistol Pete’s drill ourselves any time soon.
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