12 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.
Brought to you by John Stockton, the purest point guard to ever play the game.
Stockton, like his other half, was Mr. Consistent. Game in and game out, season in and season out, you knew what you were getting. Stockton ran Jerry Sloan’s offense with perfection, pick’n’rolling his way to a few finals appearances, the hall of fame and atop a few NBA leader boards.
After 19 seasons and 1,504 games (#3 all-time) John Stockton retired at the ripe old age of 40. Throughout his illustrious career, Stock dished out 15,806 assists (nearly 5,000 more than the second best). John was also the NBA’s most prolific crook, nabbing himself 3,265 career steals, both of which are NBA records.
But the thing we remember best about his career are his trademark shorts. As the game progressed and Jordan-era ushered in the love affair of Hip-hop & basketball to give us their offspring, baggy shorts, John never followed suit, sticking with a smedium fit till the end.