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Old 06-13-2007, 07:05 PM   #107
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And my selection is:

John Stockton, PG, Utah Jazz

# Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History"
# NBA's all-time leader in assists (15,806) and in steals (3,265)
# Two-time All-NBA First Team selection (1993-94 and 1994-95), six-time All-NBA Second Team selection (1987-90, 1991-92, 1992-93, and 1995-96), and three-time All-NBA Third Team selection (1990-91, 1996-97, 1998-99).
# Five-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection (1988-89, 1990-92, 1994-95, 1996-97).
# Ten-time NBA All-Star selection who played in nine consecutive games from 1989 to 1997, averaging 7.8 ppg, 8.2 apg and 1.67 spg
# Holds the league record for most seasons with the same franchise (19; 1984-85 through 2002-03)
# Finished the 2002-03 season with 19,711 points
# Ranks second on the NBA's all-time list in games played (1,504)
# Broke John Havlicek's record of 1,270 games played with one franchise when he suited up for the Jazz vs. Detroit on 11/26/00.
# Played in every game in 17 of his 19 seasons.
# Missed only four games in his first 13 NBA seasons, all in 1989-90, before missing the first 18 games of the 1997-98 season while recovering from off-season left knee arthroscopic surgery.
# Played in 609 consecutive games from 2/13/90 through 4/20/97, the eighth-longest streak in NBA history.
# Holds record for most seasons leading league in assists (nine, 1987-88 through 1995-96), most assists in a single season (1,164 in 1990-91), and highest single-season assists-per-game average (14.5 in 1989-90).
# Accounted for seven of the nine seasons of 1,000 or more assists in league history (Kevin Porter and Isiah Thomas) and posted the top four single-season assist totals.
# Led the NBA in steals in 1988-89 (3.21 spg) and 1991-92 (2.98 spg)
# Finished 2002-03 with a career field-goal percentage of .515, the fourth-best percentage by a guard in NBA history behind Lewis Lloyd (.524), Maurice Cheeks (.523) and Magic Johnson (.520).
# Participated in the NBA Playoffs in all 19 of his seasons.
# Appeared in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls, averaging 12.3 ppg, 8.8 apg, and 2.0 spg, while shooting .495 (55-111) in 12 contests.
# Hit the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in a 103-100 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game Six of the 1997 Western Conference Finals to propel the Jazz to their first trip to the NBA Finals.
# Matched the NBA Playoffs single-game record with 24 assists against the L.A. Lakers in Game Five of the 1988 Western Conference Semifinals
# A member of the men's basketball "Dream Team" that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1996 Dream Team that won gold in Atlanta.
# During career, named NBA Player of the Week six times and Player of the Month once (February, 1988).
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