John Stockton had 19,711 points, 15,806 assists, 3,265 steals, 10 NBA All-Star appearances, 2 All-NBA First team selections and two Olympic gold medals over his storied Hall of Fame career. But there was one thing Stockton wanted more than anything else.
Over the span of 19 seasons all in a Utah Jazz uniform, John Stockton was an assists and steals machine!
Not only does Stockton, commandingly hold the NBA record for career assists with 15,806 (10.5 per game), by 5,483 more career assists than Mark Jackson, who is second all-time. Stockton also holds the record for assists-per-game average over one season (14.5 in 1990), and is one of three players who have logged more than 1,000 assists in one season, joining Kevin Porter and Isiah Thomas in the exclusive list. Stockton did this seven times, with season totals of 1,164, 1,134, 1,128, 1,126, 1,118, 1,031 and 1,011 assists