Jazz Player History: John Stockton and career points

Apr 14, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Blake Ahearn (2) shoots the ball in the final seconds while guarded by Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) during the second half at the FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated Utah Jazz 103-98. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

We all know that Karl Malone has scored the #2 most points All-Time. Well, if you didn't, did you get to this webpage by mistake? Well, John Stockton had a very successful career that was marked by efficiency. He was that rare guard who would shoot over 50 fg% a whole generation and a half before some of the guards who do it today. His efficiency meant that while he did not shoot it all the time, when he did shoot it -- he got points out of it.

Here is an incomplete list of players John has more career points than:

  • John Stockton (19,711)
  • Bernard King (19,655)
  • Bob Lanier (19,248 - HOF)
  • Gail Goodrich (19,181 - HOF)
  • Antawn Jamison (19,178 - current)
  • Dale Ellis (19,004)
  • LeBron James (18,986 - current)
  • Scottie Pippen (18,940 - HOF)
  • Isiah Thomas (18,822 - HOF)
  • Bob McAdoo (18,787 - HOF)
  • Dolph Schayes (18,438 - HOF)
  • Chris Mullin (17,911 - HOF)
  • Lenny Wilkens (17,772 - HOF)
  • Magic Johnson (17,707 - HOF)
  • Ron Boone (17,437)
  • Kevin McHale (17,335 - HOF)
  • Jason Kidd (17,071 - current)
  • Bob Cousy (16,906 - HOF)
  • Steve Nash (16,606 - current)
  • Tiny Archibald (16,481 - HOF)
  • Joe Dumars (16,491 - HOF)
  • James Worthy (16,320 - HOF)
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  • Blake Ahearn (81 - curent)

Longevity gets the assist here, but let's not pretend that's the only reason -- he was both efficient and consistent. And if he didn't average 14 apg we'd probably remember him more for his clutch shot making. John was one of the best ever, of all time. His records will never be broken.

And he has more career points than a lot of guys whose primary objective on the court was the score.


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