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Bob Pettit

Louisiana Legends Gala

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Event

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-12-08

Duration: 00:13:13

Subjects: PETTIT, BOB | Sports | Basketball players

Contributors:

  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Pettit, Bob Speaker

Description

This segment from the 1991 Louisiana Legends Gala features a speech by Bob Pettit accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Pettit played college basketball at LSU from 1951-1954 and professional basketball with the St. Louis Hawks from 1954-1965. He was the first recipient of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award and was later inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Host: Gus Weill