More than a biography of a basketball player, it's the stuff of classic novels, the story of a boy transformed by his father's dream-and the cost of that dream. Even as Pete Maravich became Pistol Pete, all the Maraviches paid a price. Almost four decades of have passed since Maravich entered the national consciousness as basketball's boy wizard. No one had ever played the game like the kid with the floppy socks and shaggy hair. And all these years later, no one else ever has. But he wasn't merely a mesmerizing showman. He was basketball's answer to Elvis, a white Southerner who sold Middle America on a black man's game. Like Elvis, he paid a terrible price, becoming a prisoner of his own fame.