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Old 03-12-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default What is John Stockton up to these days?

One of my favorite players of all time. It seems like he has completely vanished off the face of the earth. I figured a guy like that would be into coaching, or working in a front office. Maybe he prefers to slip into anonymity after being a public figure for so long........who knows.

I just loved his game. Some say he played dirty. He probably did, to a certain extent, but he wouldn't have survived in the league otherwise. Rarely got hurt, never complained, and was extremely consistent.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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wearing short shorts and writing his hall of fame speech.



stockton's son is in high school playing point guard and quarterback at the same high school john went to, so i bet john is spending a lot of time watching him:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...oynotes08.html

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Gonzaga Prep guard from athletic stock

Gonzaga Prep guard David Stockton is the son of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, who also attended Gonzaga Prep before going to Gonzaga University. And though at 5 feet 11, David Stockton's a little shorter than his dad, he also plays point guard.

On Saturday, he scored 22 points in their fourth-place win against Inglemoor.

"That was definitely his best game of the state tournament," Haugen said.

Stockton was also the quarterback for the Gonzaga Prep football team, which went 7-2 this season and just missed the state playoffs.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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those short shorts are bound for a comeback soon.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:00 AM   #4
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I always imagined that Stockton would just walk away into the sunset to never return. He just seemed like the type of player that didnt like the attention.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:09 AM   #5
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stealing and doing the dishes. stupid post by me, sorry.. I just had to.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:20 AM   #6
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According to Wikipedia, John Stockton is now living in Spokane, WA (where he's from) next door to his parents.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #7
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I'm reading "On the Brink" right now and Stockton is described as someone who prefers to stay away from the spotlight.

He despises signing autographs.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:39 PM   #8
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He always did hate the spotlight. Didn't like the public too much. But if he is truly living next to his parents, maybe he's making a new reality series called "Everybody Loves John?"
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:20 PM   #9
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He always did hate the spotlight. Didn't like the public too much. But if he is truly living next to his parents, maybe he's making a new reality series called "Everybody Loves John?"

wonder if he has a *****y and nosy mom? Lol
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:26 PM   #10
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He was in Salt Lake City for Larry Millers funeral a week or two ago. He is probably living a normal life in Washington.

I miss his style of play in the league. He has my utmost respect as a person and a player.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:45 PM   #11
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:06 PM   #12
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He's sitting in a canoe in a lake with a red bandanna on, waiting for someone in a blue and white helecopter to get him out of retirement.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:24 PM   #13
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I miss his style of play in the league. He has my utmost respect as a person and a player.

I liked watching him play too. Yeah his shorts were about a foot too high and he was dirty and all, but I loved watching him execute plays. He wasn't the fastest, but he knew when and where the opening would be and was good at getting to the basket. He threw the pass at the right time so his teammate could catch it and have the the best angle to shoot.

Too bad he never won a ring, he deserved one. Damn Jordan, that dream shatterer.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:54 PM   #14
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Even though Stockton's steals and assists records probably will stand for a long time or even ever, I've never seen any PG control the game as much as he could. He controlled the tempo of the game and was incredible at making plays. A lot of Dwill and CP3 homers on this board are probably too young to remember how great Stock was.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #15
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I bet these two get together all the time, in Phoenix where Jeff lives, head down to the local YMCA, with haircuts like these, and then proceed to slaughter a bunch of 18-year olds who've never heard of them 2-on-2.
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