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?
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?
Paul is right
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.
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!!!?"
"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
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?
@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!
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
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.
"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.