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Old 09-06-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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That's the way it always was with Stockton, cool and calm like a duck floating on top of the lake, never letting you see the mad paddle beneath the water.

He did it for so long in the NBA that those laser-beam passes came to be as expected as spandex-clad dancing girls and blaring rock music. Through all those years, all those games, all those passes and all those plays, Stockton kept right on going. Straight ahead. Nothing fancy. Plain and simple.

The numbers say he's on top of the NBA career list for assists (15,806) and steals (3,265), say he had five of the top six assist seasons in NBA history, say he holds the league record for most seasons and most consecutive games played for one team, say that he's third behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish in total games played.

The numbers don't say nearly enough. In 19 grueling NBA regular seasons, he missed only 22 of 1,526 games, 18 of those in one season.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:50 AM   #2
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Nice article, thanks for posting.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:07 AM   #3
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Some of those stats still amaise me.

5 of the top 6 assist seasons....5 of the top 6. Seriously...
How's that for a prime?

And what about longevity? 18 seasons, 4 missed games, 1 bad season with 18 missed games. Black and white numbers on a computer screen can't capture what that means.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:18 AM   #4
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Some of those stats still amaise me.

5 of the top 6 assist seasons....5 of the top 6. Seriously...
How's that for a prime?

And what about longevity? 18 seasons, 4 missed games, 1 bad season with 18 missed games. Black and white numbers on a computer screen can't capture what that
means.


Screw all the passing stats this is what impresses me the most every time I hear about Stockton
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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1 bad season with 18 missed games

He had no bad seasons. Layden had a few when he had him on the bench behing Rickey.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:01 PM   #6
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He had no bad seasons. Layden had a few when he had him on the bench behing Rickey.

I thought it was obvious from the context that the "bad" part of the season was that he missed 18 games. By Stockton's standards, that it bad.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:09 AM   #7
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To bad that more players are not like Stockton now a dayz.. He is a class act..

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