Morning links: Chris Paul says 'ain't nobody catching' Stockton's assist record; Forbes study finds that Jazz get highest revenue per fan

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  • BYURUGGER Fulshear, TX
    Feb. 13, 2019 9:36 a.m.

    It is a shame that Paul isn't a student of the game. He probably doesn't even know who Jerry West is. Just for you Paul, Stockton was dishing out assists to the second leading scorer in NBA history for over a decade. Why do you THINK he was the second leading scorer?

  • joewillie12 Corpus Christi, TX
    Feb. 12, 2019 9:44 p.m.

    Wow, 15,806 career assists is in the Ted Williams .401 season batting average realm. Truly Amazing.

    Fun fact: 15,802 of them went to Malone. Can you name the other four?

  • Alberta Reader Salt Lake City, utah
    Feb. 12, 2019 7:16 p.m.

    Paul is right

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    Feb. 12, 2019 3:51 p.m.

    I wonder if that revenue per fan stat includes TV money. Assuming that the league is sharing TV revenue and the Jazz have one of the smaller fan bases, TV revenue per fan would be especially high. Now toss in that the Jazz have a pretty loyal fan base that shows up for games and buys team gear, and this doesn’t seem like much of a stretch.

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    Feb. 12, 2019 3:52 p.m.

    I wonder if that revenue per fan stat includes TV money. Assuming that the league is sharing TV revenue and the Jazz have one of the smaller fan bases, TV revenue per fan would be especially high. Now toss in that the Jazz have a pretty loyal fan base that shows up for games and buys team gear, and this doesn’t seem like much of a stretch.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 2:47 p.m.

    Looks like Chris Paul need to watch about 20 old Jazz games and just watch Stockton. He needs an education. Not only was he looking to pass first, but there has never been anyone who could place the ball exactly where it needed to be and where players liked it, like John Stockton could. Can't you just hear Hot Rod Huntley say, "here goes Stock with a hippity-hop and a belt high dribble, Stockton skips one to the Mailman for two!!!?"

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 12, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    "Forbes study finds that Jazz get highest revenue per fan”

    Another way of saying this is, Jazz fans are the most gullible fans in the NBA.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 1:01 p.m.

    Interesting that the Jazz get the most in the league from their fans in terms of dollars, being such a small market. I seem to recall the Owner also wanted to raise everyone's taxes for her private-made-public agenda (education) while she enjoys tax breaks. I'm a Jazz fan and cheer for them (and have bought jersey's and other items in the past with the team logo) and wish them well; although I wish the fans would get a break sometimes from the business of "grab as much money as you can" but I guess that's the NBA culture, or seems to be, isn't it?

  • Frank Walters Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 11:56 a.m.

    @utes-pac12 - it's a shame we don't do a better job supporting the U basketball team, I'm always surprised at how many empty seats we have at home games, especially in such an awesomely intimate arena!

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 11:57 a.m.

    Stockton and Malone ran the pick and roll to perfection, a prime reason Stock could bulk up his assists. It's a simple play but hard to execute well every time, yet that's what those two did every single time. And Malone was an amazing scorer. No one will break that record because there won't be two players like this that will play together for so many years. Assists are a true 'team' stat and teams don't look like they used to anymore.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Feb. 12, 2019 11:15 a.m.

    To answer his question, the statisticians were the same ones who racked up assist totals for Isaiah Thomas, Steve Nash, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird etc. I don't remember any of them ever saying that they were heaping extra assists on John Stockton where they didn't belong. He also holds the record for steals that will also never be caught. I hope the guy that next approaches (but never catches) him won't say, "I don't know what they were calling a steal back then". Face it--the guy could flat out play and was a much better point guard than Chris Paul. End of story.

  • oldbasketball Draper, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 11:06 a.m.

    "Ain't nobody catching John Stockton's assist record." Paul has a keen sense of the obvious. John was the most effective passer that ever played the game and he never took days off because of injuries like you have done your whole career. And I will add that no player will ever break John's steals record either.