Baller of the Day: John Stockton

» June 26, 2008 6:20 AM | By Brandon Hoffman

John Stockton

Career Statistics

13.1 PPG, 10.5 APG, 2.7 RPG, 52 FG%, 38 3FG%, 83 FT%

“John Stockton ranks among the top point guards in NBA history, the league’s all-time leader in both assists and steals.

A gritty, durable player who saw the floor as well as anyone who ever played the game, he holds many assists records, including the mark for career assists at 15,806. Stockton’s other records include most assists in a season (1,164), highest assists average for a season (14.5 apg), a tie for most assists in a playoff game (24), most consecutive seasons leading the league and total seasons leading the league (9), and a tie for third for most assists in a game (28).

In addition, in 1995-96 he became the league’s all-time leader in steals, passing Maurice Cheeks’ mark of 2,310. He ended his 19 year career with 3,265 steals.” [Read]

(Photo by Dale Tait/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Sources: NBA.com, YouTube, Basketball-reference.com)


4 Responses to “Baller of the Day: John Stockton”

  1. Bytemoi Says:

    Amazing video clips of his career. No wonder he looked so young at the beginning of his career — I didn’t realize he was 41 when he retired! 19 years nearly injury free is unbelieveable. Nice tribute.

  2. Hoffman Says:

    Bytemoi,

    Glad you enjoyed the clip. Stockton is one of my all-time favorite players. Gritty and tough as nails.

  3. Bytemoi Says:

    My apologies if you have posted this previously, but do you know if any other NBA player has played past the age John Stockton did? Or if they played at the level he did at that age. As I stated, I am amazed at his nearly injury-free career, which obviously allowed him to do that. Your “gritty and tough as nails” assessment is well stated.

  4. Hoffman Says:

    Bytemoi,

    Off memory, I’m pretty sure that Jabbar and Robert Parish played at an older age than Stockton. But I don’t know if either player was as durable as Stock. I just checked his career statistics and it appears that he played in every regular season game in all but two of his NBA seasons.

    That’s amazing.

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