On This Date 2/1/1995
John Stockton of the Utah Jazz becomes the NBA’s all-time leader in assists, collecting 16 dimes in a 129-88 thrashing of the Denver Nuggets at the Delta Center in Salt Lake. Stockton came into the game needing 11 assists to break Magic Johnson’s record of 9,221. John Stockton’s record-breaking assist naturally comes on a basket by Karl Malone with 6:22 in the first half. Stockton would finish his career with 15,806 career assists.