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 Posted: Fri Sep 20th, 2019 05:02 pm
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During Pete Maravich's final NBA season in 1979-80, he was traded by the Jazz, who had relocated from New Orleans to Utah that season, to the Boston Celtics. At the end of the season, a very burned out Maravich retired despite Larry Bird's attempts at convincing him to come back in 1980-81 and give a full season a try in Boston. Pistol Pete had a lot of personal problems and was mentally done with basketball.

Rick Barry is mainly remembered as a member of the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors. He actually had two separate stints there; 1965-67 and 1972-78. In between he went to the Oakland Oaks of the ABA for a season, then did a season with the Washington Capitals after the team moved east, and then two seasons with the New York Nets. Barry was traded by the Warriors to the Houston Rockets where he played from 1978-80. In Houston Moses Malone had Barry's favored 24, so Barry wore 2 at home and 4 on the road, something I'm pretty sure the NBA no longer allows.

Eddie Mathews played for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta from 1952 to 1966. He was traded to the Astros in 1967 and was traded at midseason to the Tigers finishing out 1967 there and winning a World Series ring as a backup infielder in 1968, retiring on that high note.